Woman Killed In Hazelwood Neighborhood Shooting Identified

A woman who tragically lost her life in a shooting incident in the Hazelwood Neighborhood on May 23 has been identified as Laquonda Fuller-Hudson, 31, of Portland. The Portland Police Bureau has released a photo of Fuller-Hudson, provided by her family, to aid in their investigation.

On the evening of Thursday, May 23, 2024, at approximately 10:04 p.m., officers from the Portland Police Bureau’s East Precinct responded to a distressing report of shots fired in the 100 block of Southeast 146th Avenue. Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered the lifeless body of an adult female inside an apartment. The victim was identified as Laquonda Fuller-Hudson.

Regrettably, the suspect or suspects responsible for the shooting had already fled the scene before the police were contacted, and no immediate arrests were made. The Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that Fuller-Hudson’s cause of death was a gunshot wound, ruling it a homicide.

In a significant development, the suspect connected to this case is currently in police custody at a local hospital. However, his apprehension was not directly related to the shooting investigation. The suspect sustained injuries during a separate incident that occurred after the homicide but before his encounter with law enforcement. The circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau is working diligently to piece together the events leading up to the shooting and the subsequent incident involving the suspect. Detectives are actively gathering evidence, conducting interviews, and collaborating with the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the motive behind this tragic act of violence.