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Woman Dead, Suspect Arrested In Eastbank Esplanade Shooting

Courtesy: KGW

PORTLAND, Ore. — A woman was shot and killed on the Eastbank Esplanade late Sunday night and the suspect was arrested.

The victim was found dead at Southeast Salmon Street around 11:45pm.  She has been identified as 31-year-old Ash Smith.

25 year-old Wyatt Belcher is behind bars charged with murder and unlawful use of a weapon.

This marks the 36th homicide in the city and the 34th shooting death.

Related | Portland’s Homicides Of 2022

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