Twin charged in brother’s death at NE Portland hotel

Martese Oliver.
Martese Oliver.(PPB)
Published: Sep. 28, 2022 at 2:54 PM PDT
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PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) – US Marshals have arrested and charged a Washington man for the shooting death of his twin brother in NE Portland.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, Martre Tirik Oliver, 26, was taken into custody in Renton, Washington for the murder of Martese Oliver, 26.

Officers say the body of Martese Oliver was first found just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday when officers responded to a hotel near Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 82nd Avenue. Oliver was pronounced dead on the scene.

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A medical examiner ruled Oliver’s death as a homicide from a gunshot wound.

A neighbor who lives nearby said she was home when it happened.

“I was asleep,” the neighbor, Brenda, said. “I heard a couple gunshots and then I heard a car zoom off.”

She went upstairs to ask her granddaughter, who was awake.

“I said, ‘did you hear anything?’” Brenda said. “She’s like, ‘somebody just shot some gunshots and zoomed off.’ Then a few minutes later, there was police cars everywhere.”

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Brenda said, after living in the area for 25 years, she also isn’t shocked this much violence happens just yards away from her family.

Martese’s twin brother Martre was arrested Tuesday night and charged with second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon.