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Suspect Identified In Shooting At Oregon Pizza Restaurant After DNA Found On Spent Shell Casing, Police Say

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Mar. 30 2022, Published 3:33 p.m. ET

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An Oregon man is behind bars six months after he allegedly fired two guns at a pizza restaurant, killing one man and wounding two patrons, authorities said.

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The United States Marshal’s Service arrested 25-year-old Marshawn Edwards on March 28, and he was being held at the Multnomah County Detention Center. The suspect faces multiple charges, including second-degree murder, attempted murder, assault, and unlawful use of a weapon, the Portland Police Bureau said.

Shortly before 2 a.m. on Sept. 24, Edwards is accused of drawing two guns, one in each hand, outside the Silver Dollar Pizza Co. in Portland and firing them multiple times into the establishment, states an affidavit obtained by The Oregonian.

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According to the document, Edwards, who was wearing a gray ski mask over his face, allegedly hit Jacob Eli Knight Vasquez in the back of his shoulder, killing him.

A man playing ping pong and another watching television inside the restaurant were also struck by bullets and wounded.

Police were able to identify Edwards as a suspect in what they believe was a random attack after they obtained a DNA profile from one of the spent 16 bullet casings collected at the scene, according to The Oregonian.

“The family is really happy to have at least someone in custody,” said Don Osborn, the murder victim’s brother-in-law.


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