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Gresham Police Identify Suspect and Victim to Friday Evening Homicide; Seek Additional Witnesses (Photo) - 09/05/21

RELEASE DATE:               September 5, 2021

CONTACT PERSON:         On-duty PIO
CASE NUMBER:                 21-37351

Gresham, Ore.— Gresham Police responded to reports of a stabbing at 4:26 p.m. on Sep. 3rd at the Hogan Woods Apartment complex located at 1645 NE 20th St. Officers arrived and located one injured male victim and one male suspect.

The victim, 68-year-old Robert “Randy” Ricketts, was transported to a local hospital but later died of his injuries. An autopsy by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner determined the manner of death to be homicide.

Officers learned the disturbance was over a parking space at the location which led to the deadly stabbing. The suspect, 53-year-old, Shawn Hamilton was booked on one charge of Murder II at the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Detectives continuing the investigation learned there were several additional witnesses to the altercation who have not been contacted or interviewed by police. Detectives are asking for any additional witnesses to please call the Gresham Police tip line or email Detective Brandon Crate at brandon.crate@greshamoregon.gov. The tip line numbers are 503-618-2719 or toll free at 888-989-3505. No other information is available at the time of this release.

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Houston Homicide Suspect Arrested in Gresham - 09/02/21

Gresham, Ore.— In late August, detectives from the Houston Police Department requested assistance from Gresham Police related to the murder of, 20-year-old, Shawtyeria Waites, of New Mexico. Information provided by Houston Police suggested that the suspect, 27-year-old, Jordan Potts, was hiding in the Gresham area. Gresham Police Detectives determined that Mr. Potts was staying at a local apartment complex and conducted surveillance. After confirming that Mr. Potts was inside the apartment, the department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit was activated. Mr. Potts was later taken into custody without incident and is being held on a warrant out of Harris County, Texas.       

- 09/02/21

Gresham, Ore.— In late August, detectives from the Houston Police Department requested assistance from Gresham Police related to the murder of, 20-year-old, Shawtyeria Waites, of New Mexico. Information provided by Houston Police suggested that the suspect, 27-year-old, Jordan Potts, was hiding in the Gresham area. Gresham Police Detectives determined that Mr. Potts was staying at a local apartment complex and conducted surveillance. After confirming that Mr. Potts was inside the apartment, the department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit was activated. Mr. Potts was later taken into custody without incident and is being held on a warrant out of Harris County, Texas.       

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Gresham Police Investigate Murder of 17-Year-Old (Photo) - 08/25/21

RELEASE DATE:               August 25, 2021

CONTACT PERSON:         On Duty PIO
CASE NUMBER:                 21-35943

 

Gresham, Ore.-At approximately 7:40 p.m. on Aug. 24, Gresham Police responded to multiple “shots fired” calls in the area of NE 9th St. and NE Hood Ave. When officers arrived, they quickly located evidence of a shooting but did not find a victim.  A short time later, 911 callers reported a vehicle stopped near SE Division St. and SE 182nd Ave. and it appeared someone inside was injured. 

Medical personnel and officers arrived, finding 17-year-old Seneca Xavier Alexander, of Portland, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  He was immediately transported to the hospital, but pronounced dead soon after.  The medical examiner’s office determined Seneca died as a result of being shot and has ruled the death a homicide.

Gresham Police detectives and members of the East Multnomah County Major Crimes Team (MCT) are leading this investigation. They are processing evidence and investigating leads, trying to determine what led to this incident and who shot Seneca. If you have information about this homicide, please call the Gresham Police Tip Line at 503.618.2719 or toll-free at 1.888.989.3505.

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