Paul William Krekeler

Paul William Krekeler, courtesy PPB

Four years ago, a teen was shot and killed in southeast Portland, and his murder remains unsolved.

Investigators say 19-year-old Paul William Krekeler was shot in the chest just before 11 p.m. the night of July 22, 2014.

When police arrived at the scene, they found him dead in a yard on the corner of Southeast 57th Avenue and Harold street.

Witnesses said they heard gunshots and then saw a white truck or SUV headed south on 57th, but police said it has not been confirmed that the vehicle is related to the shooting.

Krekeler's friends say they could hardly believe the news when they heard what happened.

"It was surreal. I didn't believe it. I was shocked 'cause he had just called me the night before and everything, and then I had just seen him a couple days before so it was just surreal. I didn't believe it at all," said Charles Aguilar

Police say they haven't found a motive in the shooting.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest.

Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Tips can be submitted in the following ways:

- Visit the App Store and download "P3 Tips" to submit secure and anonymous tips. - Online at - Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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