70-year-old man killed in Old Town shooting identified by Portland police

Clarence Edward Smith
Clarence Edward Smith(Portland Police Bureau)
Published: Aug. 27, 2022 at 9:15 AM PDT
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - The Portland Police Bureau has identified a 70-year-old man who was shot and killed in Old Town last Friday night.

Just before 9:30 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 26, officers responded to Northwest 6th Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street. Officers arrived to the scene and found a man who was shot. The victim, identified as Clarence Edward Smith, was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

The medical examiner determined Smith’s manner of death was a homicide.

Police did not say if they have made any arrests or if there is any suspect information.

Homicide detectives are investigating. If anyone has information about the shooting, you’re asked to contact detective Scott Broughton at (503) 823-3774 or Scott.Broughton@police.portlandoregon.gov or detective Michael Schmerber at Michael.Schmerber@police.portlandoregon.gov.