PORTLAND -- Court documents revealed two nearby patrol officers heard the shots that killed a man inNortheast Portland lastWednesday.
The body of 29-year-old Kenneth Ray Henry was found after reports of shots fired late Wednesday evening at the apartments near NE 148th Avenue and Fremont.
Henry's girlfriend said she heard knocks at her door in the moments before the shooting, court documents showed. She told Henry someone was there, and he went out to check right before the gunshots were fired.
He was found lying in the entryway of his home and declared dead.
Several hours later, police surrounded an apartment complex at NE 152nd Avenue and Sandy and questioned several people. Police later arrested 23-year-old Xabian Robert Riley, 24-year-old Tracey Christopher Lomax and 21-year-old Marcellus Allen, all for murder.
Court documents showed a search of the apartment on NESandy turned up ammunition similar to casings and a bullet found at the murder scene.
Detectives also said they found three guns stashed in a baby's bedroom there. An affidavit showed one handgun was found under a mattress and two others in a closet.
It s hard for me to wake up saying my cousin is gone, a relative of Henry's said. It s hard for me and hard for my family. This is reality and I am standing here and my cousin is gone It s a bad thing for me really hard.
David Sanchez, who lives in the area, said his family heard three or four shots, at first thinking they were knocks at the door. They did not open the door. He said that he's thinking of moving now.
I heard I think it was five times, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, neighbor Anna Kozubenko said. I thought I was imagining it. I got up and looked around and of waited. I m like, 'Should I call 911?' I woke up today kind of scared and thinking someday it might happen to me.
Detectives did not say if the shooting was drug or gang related.
Anyone with information was asked to call Portland police.