A four-year-old boy died of mysterious injuries, and his father has been arrested and charged with murder.
Portland Police report, At 12:32 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, police from the East Precinct were sent to the 6400 block of Northeast Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in the Piedmont Neighborhood to help paramedics.
The young child had been hurt very badly and was out of it. He was taken by paramedics to Legacy Emanuel Hospital, but even though doctors tried to save his life, he died from his injuries.
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The Portland Police Bureau Child Abuse Team (CAT) and the Homicide Unit of the Portland Police Bureau went to the spot to investigate what happened.
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Marquavious D. Ware, the child’s father, was brought into the Multnomah County Detention Center for second-degree murder and first-degree criminal mistreatment.
Contact Detective Jeff Sharp if you know anything about this case. Jeff.Sharp@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-9773, or Detective Mike Jones at Michael.Jones@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0405, and mention case number 23-114972.
The medical inspector will ensure the child is who he says he is and find out what killed him and how he died.
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