PPB: One person dies in N. Portland shooting

Photo of Martinson provided by PPB

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – One person died after a shooting in the St. Johns neighborhood on Saturday night, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

Officers responded to a report of someone shot at North Columbia Way and North Midway Avenue just before 10:00 p.m. When they arrived, they found a man critically wounded and he was taken to the hospital.

PPB said the victim later died in the hospital. It has identified him as 19-year-old Alexander Martinson of Fairview.

Police did not provide any suspect information.

Homicide detectives believe members of the community may have valuable information for the investigation. Anyone who has information about this case is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0696 or Detective Michael Greenlee at Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0871. The case number is 21-166670.

During the investigation, North Columbia Way and North Midway Avenue were closed and have since reopened.

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Worst PDX Mayor Ever

Wuddya wanna bet this is drug related?


How many other large cities does the mayor also serve as police commissioner? I think that might be Portland’s largest mistake for fighting crime and murders !

Worst PDX Mayor Ever

You're right about that. It's mainly a title. The real problem started when they gave Joann way too much power. What in her resume' gave any indication that she was in any way capable of and qualified to have oversight of the PPB? She's a moron, and Ted is a child. All they had to do was to NOT succumb to the fanatical national liberal wave of lunacy that clamored to defund and even abolish the police. Do they honestly think that all we need are a bunch of overhyped social workers running around giving hugs and talking to criminals, and that's gonna completely change human nature? Dear gawd these people have lost their minds. Sure, send a bunch of unarmed "Park Rangers" out there on patrol. That will stop the shootings and murders. Wow..


Neck tattoo!


Our city “leaders” & mindless woke warriors love to use the word “accountability” of police to deflect their worthlessness. It’s getting real old.


To young to die this way.

Happens everyday though around the world.

On doesn't have to be perfect, just be kind.

When someone shows kindness, do yourself a favor, and don't take advantage of them.


Crazy home prices in St Johns just to live in a warzone.


What a Joke this city has become thanks to liberal democrat policies and a complete lack of any meaningful leadership. Want to get shot today? Just go to any democrat run city and your odds are very good!

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