Man arrested, charged with 2019 murder of 39-year-old Portland father

Left: 39-year-old Quincy Gill | Right: Gill with two daughters
Left: 39-year-old Quincy Gill | Right: Gill with two daughters(Portland Police Bureau)
Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 3:55 PM PST
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PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) - A 39-year-old Portland man was arrested Thursday in connection with a 2019 murder of a 39-year-old father in north Portland, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

Elijah L. Thomas was arrested for the Dec. 11, 2019 murder of Quincy Gill.

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Gill was found shot near Northeast Garfield Avenue and Northeast Fremont Street at about 9:30 p.m. that night. He was declared dead at the scene. The state medical examiner ruled Gill’s death a homicide the next day.

Almost exactly three years later, Thomas was arrested on a warrant for Gill’s murder. Police said he had a loaded handgun which they seized as evidence.

Thomas was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center and his charges include murder and possessing a firearm as a felon.