Names released of 2 men found dead in car in Clackamas Co.
CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. (KPTV) - The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office released the names on Friday of the two men found dead inside a vehicle in Clackamas County early Wednesday morning.
Police said the men, 32-year-old Jamahl Akeem William Nash of Multnomah County and 42-year-old Stanafurd Samuel Lee Blacknall also of Multnomah County, had been shot and their deaths were classified as homicides.
Just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday, deputies responded to a report of a car that had hit a fire hydrant in the 16000 block of Southeast 122nd Avenue. When police arrived, they found evidence that the car had been involved in a shooting.
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David Layden, who sometimes works in a office nearby, said he was stunned when he heard the news.
“I walked around here many times myself for work purposes and I’ve never felt any concerns over safety or crime of anything like that,” Layden said.
He said severe crime in the area was highly unusual.
“Homelessness, or loitering or drag racing or anything like that that’s been going on, I’ve never seen it at all,” Layden said. “So what happened was really out of left field.”
The investigation is still underway, and the sheriff’s office said detectives are working with the Portland Police Bureau to see if this incident is related to any of their shooting investigations.
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Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s office tip line at 503-723-4949 or at www.clackamas.us/sheriff/tip. Please reference case number 22-023139.
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