PORTLAND, Oregon – Three months after a 22-year-old man was shot to death in Southeast Portland, a suspect was arrested for the crime.
Dario Papa-Vicente was facing a 2nd-degree murder charge in the death of Noah Terry on October 24, Portland police said in a release.
Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that the Multnomah County Grand Jury returned a not true bill in the murder investigation involving 23-year-old Dario Papa-Vincente.
Upon the grand jury’s decision on January 8, 2021, the district attorney’s office filed a motion with the court to have Papa-Vincente released from custody.
This investigation started on October 24, 2020 when the Portland Police Bureau responded to a traffic crash and shooting in the area of Southeast 48th Avenue and Southeast Division Street.
While officers were investigating, they received information about a gunshot victim, later identified as 22-year-old Noah Terry, who arrived at a local hospital by private vehicle. Terry died at the hospital.
The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office determined Terry died as a result of a gunshot wound.
A grand jury will issue a “not true bill” when it finds insufficient evidence as a whole to indict a person with a crime.
Under Oregon law, when an indictment endorsed “not a true bill” has been filed with the clerk of the court, the effect is to dismiss the charge, and the charge cannot be again submitted to or inquired of by the grand jury unless the court so orders.
No additional information can be released by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.
This case was investigated by the Portland Police Bureau’s Homicide Detail.