Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-40 – Laray Seamster Homicide

Laray William Seamster 26

Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-40

The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public’s help to solve the Eliot Neighborhood homicide of a 26-year-old man.

On Wednesday November 11, 2015, at 3:16 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at North Vancouver Avenue and Fargo Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 26-year-old Laray William Seamster, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Seamster was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment but died shortly after arrival.

Witnesses have told police that two younger African American males were involved in the shooting and ran out of the area, possibly leaving in a silver vehicle.

Seamster was known to police as a gang associate but it is not clear to detectives if this played a role in his death.

Seamster’s family and friends are holding a candlelight vigil tonight at 6:00 p.m. at North Vancouver Avenue and Fargo Street.

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