Suspect arrested in fatal Silver Dollar Pizza Co. shooting in northwest Portland


The suspect has been identified as Marshawn Edwards, 25

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A suspect has been arrested more than five months after a fatal shooting at a pizzeria in northwest Portland.

At around 2 a.m. on September 24, 2021, shots rang out in the Nob Hill neighborhood of Portland – smashing the glass door of Silver Dollar Pizza Company at Northwest 21st and Glisan Street. A customer, Jacob Knight Vasquezwas killed while two others were seriously injured.

For months, the suspected shooter remained at large, but police say they have found him.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, the U.S. Marshal’s Service located and arrested 25-year-old Marshawn Edwards on Monday. He was found in Fairview, Oregon, after homicide detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest

Edwards is currently being held in the Multnomah County Detention Center and faces charges of second degree murder, attempted second degree murder, second degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

Sam Macbale, the restaurant’s owner, told KOIN 6 News the suspect was not inside and was not a customer at the time of the shooting.

“It was completely out of the blue,” Macbale said. “A guy was walking by and was actually shooting from that door.”

However, PPB said they don’t believe it was a random act where “someone walked by and started shooting”, although they also said they don’t think it was. Vasquez was the intended target.

The investigation remains open and PPB asks anyone with more information about the incident to contact Detective Jason Koenig at [email protected], 503.823.0889 or Detective William Winters at [email protected] .gov, 503.823.0466.

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