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No suspects found in SE Portland home after burglary, Cesar Chavez Blvd. reopened

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A father is looking for answers after his son was assaulted and his home burglarized in broad daylight Sunday afternoon.

A portion of Cesar Chavez Boulevard in southeast Portland was briefly closed while police investigated reports of the burglary with the suspects still possibly inside the home. 

The burglary was reported at a home in the 4900 block of Southeast Cesar Chavez Boulevard at about 4 p.m. 

Police said a man told officers he had been assaulted during the burglary and believed the suspects were still inside the home. He was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. 

Fox 12 spoke to the victim’s father, John Morrison, outside his son’s home late Sunday night.

“He got hit in the eye and they think there might be a fracture, and he might need surgery,” Morrison said about his 45-year-old son’s condition. “He was hit with the handle of a shotgun.”

Officers said they tried to contact the possible suspects inside the home, but no suspects exited the location. Police used a K-9 team to search the home and determined the suspects were no longer inside. 

Morrison said he didn’t want to share too many details about the case, but said he believes the suspects were looking for money.

Morrison said his son opened the door to three people that afternoon. He said they not only assaulted his son, but also tied him up and tore apart his house.

“I don’t know how to take this, I’m still in a state of shock,” Morrison said, adding that the family, including his son, is not violent.

Morrison said his son did not recognize his attackers, but thinks they might have a connection to him.

Southeast Cesar Chavez Boulevard was closed between Southeast Raymond Street and Southeast Schiller Street during this incident. 

Based on information learned during the preliminary investigation, police do not believe there is an immediate threat to the community. 

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division will continue to investigate. 

Officers declined to provide details about the victim’s injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call PPB’s non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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