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Gresham MAX station shooting victim identified

KGW-TV Portland logo KGW-TV Portland 7/1/2022 KGW Staff

Police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting at a Gresham MAX station as as 43-year-old Lucian Thibodeaux of Portland.

Thibodeaux died at the hospital after the shooting on July 1. The shooting was reported just after 5 a.m. at the MAX station on East Burnside Street and Southeast 162nd Avenue. Two men were on the westbound MAX platform when one of them shot the other before leaving the area. Thibodeaux was taken to the hospital but later died of his injuries.

The case is being investigated as a homicide. Gresham Police said the investigation is still active, but did not release any more details. 

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Gresham police provided a vague description of the suspect as a man in his late teens to early twenties. He reportedly fled the scene before officers arrived.

The case is now being investigated by the East County Major Crimes Team. Gresham police said investigators are looking into what led to the shooting and if there was any connection between the victim and the shooter.

In posts on Twitter, TriMet said several MAX lines in the area were impacted in the aftermath of the shooting and investigation.

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