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Paul William Krekeler ODL Photo Dec 2013


CRIME STOPPERS CASE # 14-28 Homicide

The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public’s help in solving a homicide that occurred in Southeast Portland’s Woodstock Neighborhood.

On Tuesday July 22, 2014, at 10:56 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Southeast 57th Avenue and Harold Street. As officers were en route to the scene, additional information was broadcast that a male adult was on the ground injured.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim and determined that he was deceased.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on the victim, 19-year-old Paul William Krekeler, and determined that he died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

This is the 16th homicide in Portland in 2014.

Detectives have learned that several neighborhood residents heard several gunshots prior to the discovery of Krekeler’s body. Krekeler appears to have run northbound on 57th Avenue before collapsing in a yard on the southwest corner of 57th Avenue and Harold Street. The residents of the home do not appear to have any connection to Krekeler.

Witnesses reported to police that a white SUV or truck was seen leaving southbound on 57th after the gunshots, but it is not been confirmed that this vehicle is related to the shooting.

No motive has been determined in the shooting.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information. Tips can be left in English or Spanish.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Detective Chris Traynor
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0449

Detective Bryan Steed
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0395