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Police on Thursday identified a 62-year-old man as the victim of a fatal shooting last week inside a home in North Portland’s St. Johns neighborhood.

The Medical Examiner’s Office determined Charles M. Edwards Sr. died from a gunshot wound, and it ruled his death a homicide, police said. Edwards was a Portland resident, according to police

Police did not say on Thursday whether they have identified any suspects or made any arrests.

Detectives are urging anyone with information to contact detectives Tony Harris at and 503-823-0441 or Shaye Samora at and 503-823-0768.

Officers responded about 6 a.m. to a report of a man found dead near North Columbia Boulevard and Bank Street. Police found Edwards’ body inside the home, which is across the street from George Middle School. A memorial for Gabriel Rivera, a 20-year-old who was fatally shot near the same street corner in December 2020, is also nearby.

A 22-year-old neighborhood resident who asked to remain anonymous due to safety concerns said his girlfriend heard about eight gunshots around 1:15 a.m. The couple live about three blocks from the scene, he told a reporter from The Oregonian/OregonLive.

Eric Sabatino, a 38-year-old who lives next door to the home, said he frequently jokes with his neighbor, a “really, really nice guy,” over their shared backyard fence.

Another neighborhood resident messaged him saying that his neighbor’s roommate had been shot, Sabatino said.

— Catalina Gaitán

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