Police investigating homicide after man dies in shooting in SE Portland

Published: Apr. 24, 2022 at 9:35 AM PDT
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - The Portland Police Bureau said a 30-year-old man died in a shooting in southeast Portland early on Sunday morning.

PPB said just after 1:15 a.m., officers responded to a shooting at Southeast 9th Avenue and Southeast Ash Street. Officers arrived to the scene and found evidence of a shooting. Police said officers learned the victim may have left for a hospital in a private vehicle.

Officers went to Legacy Emanuel Hospital where the victim, identified as Nycole Lashawne Griffin, was brought to by his friends. Doctors confirmed Griffin had died. Police said Griffin’s friends stayed at the hospital and spoke with authorities.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined Griffin died from a gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide.

Nycole Lashawne Griffin (Family photo provided by Portland Police Bureau)
Nycole Lashawne Griffin (Family photo provided by Portland Police Bureau)(Portland Police Bureau)

Police said they haven’t made any arrests or have any suspects at this time. No additional details about the investigation have been released.

This was the 31st homicide and the 30th death by gunfire this year.

If anyone has information, you’re asked to contact detective Joe Corona at Joseph.Corona@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0508; or detective Jennifer Hertzler at Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-1040.