PORTLAND, Oregon - 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 resided in Southeast Portland's Lents Neighborhood.
The 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.
The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy and determined that Lazaro died of multiple gunshot wounds.
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