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Suspect Accused Of Three Murders, Multiple Shootings Across Portland

Courtesy: KGW

PORTLAND, Ore. — Court documents accuse a suspect of shooting and killing three men in Portland in the first three months of the year and wounding four other people.

The Multnomah County District Attorney Office’s has charged Joseph Banks, 49, with 15 charges for the shootings that took place between January 2nd and March 1st.

Banks is charged with the murders of 39-year-old Isiah Hurst, 35-year-old Jeff Ramirez and 55-year-old Mark Johnson.

Hurst was shot and killed on the night of January 2nd on North Morgan Street near Moore Avenue.

Isiah Hurst, 39.

Ramirez was shot and killed on the afternoon of February 2nd at Southeast 119th and Stark.

Jeff Ramirez, 35.

Johnson was shot and killed on the afternoon of March 1st at North Williams and Stanton Street.

Mark Johnson, 55.

In addition to three counts of murder with a firearm, Banks is charged with three counts of attempted murder with a firearm, six counts of assault with firearm and three counts of unlawful use of a weapon with a firearm.

The indictment against Banks states that he shot Stephen and Christopher Barrera on February 2nd and Thad Thomas and Lillian Cloud on February 28th.



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