Two men were shot while sleeping
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, is asking for your help in solving the shooting of two homeless men in southeast Portland.
On Wednesday Feb. 22 at 5:12 a.m., police responded to the report of a shooting in the 100 block of Southeast Belmont Street. Officers arrived and located two men who’d been shot by an unknown assailant. Both men had been sleeping when they were shot.
The victims, 57-year-old Carter “Joe” Hickman and 43-year-old Albert “Allen” Dean, both remain were critically injured, but are expected to survive.
The suspect is described as a white male wearing dark clothing and was in a black or dark blue-colored newer style Volvo station wagon with a large dog in the rear cargo area of the vehicle.
Detectives would like to hear from anyone with information about this shooting, anyone who may have seen this vehicle before or after the shooting, or any instances where someone has driven up harassing or threatening homeless people.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.
Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at crimestoppersoforegon.com, text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.