Police identify security guard shot dead near South Portland hotel

Sircharles Marc Anthony Jones was shot near a hotel on Friday May 6.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The man found fatally shot near a south Portland hotel on Friday has been identified.

Portland Police have named 22-year-old Sircharles Marc Anthony Jones as the victim of the shooting Thursday afternoon. A medical examiner has confirmed that Jones’ cause of death was a shooting homicide.

He was apparently working as a security guard when he was shot.

Jones was first found around 3 a.m. Friday, May 6, near the Marriott Hotel on S River Parkway and Moody Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene, they found Jones already deceased in a vehicle.

A KOIN 6 News team at the scene said evidence markers were scattered around the vehicle.

The area near the shooting was cordoned off throughout the morning as authorities processed evidence such as bullet casings and examined two cars involved – one hit by bullets and a shattered window.

On Friday, police said no arrests were made and no suspects were immediately located. No further information has been released since.


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Sandy A. Greer