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‘Just heartbreaking’: Portland police ID murder victim in deadly North Tabor shooting

By Aimee Plante,


PORTLAND, Ore. ( KOIN ) – The man found dead after a shooting in Portland’s North Tabor neighborhood on May 24 has been identified, according to Portland police.

Jessie Lavell Marks Sr., 36, was shot around 9:18 a.m. on Northeast Glisan Street, where officers say they arrived to find him dead. Police did not make any arrests, and the suspect or suspects remain at large.

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Timothy Marks Frazier told KOIN 6 that his brother was found in a car. He described Marks as a “nice, easy-going guy,” and said he feels lost without him.

“He was a proud father, and he had love for everybody. It’s just so crazy that he’s gone,” Frazier said. “It’s just heartbreaking.”

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PPB asks anyone with information about the shooting to contact Detective Mike Jones at or 503-823-0405, or Detective Erik Kammerer at or 503-823-0762. Reference case number 23-135639.

This is a developing story. Stay with KOIN 6 as we receive more information.

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