The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving the homicide of a 16-year-old boy that occurred in the Cully Neighborhood of Northeast Portland.
On Monday May 12, 2014, at 3:04 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Northeast 59th Avenue and Simpson Street on the report that neighbors found a deceased male, who appeared to have a gunshot wound, seated inside a parked vehicle.
Officers and medical personnel arrived and checked inside the vehicle, where they located a deceased male, later identified as 16-year-old Lazaro Lizandro Fuentes-Burgos, who resides in Southeast Portland's Lents Neighborhood.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim suffered fatal gunshot wounds while he was sitting in the driver's seat of a red 1994 Nissan Sentra. Neighbors reported hearing possible gunshots at approximately 1:40 a.m. but did not call 9-1-1 so police were not notified of the shooting until more than an hour later.
At this point in the investigation there is no suspect information.
The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy today and determined that Lazaro died of multiple gunshot wounds.
The victim has no known gang or drug ties and the motive for this shooting is not known to investigators.
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.