PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Police have arrested and charged a 20-year-old man as part of an ongoing homicide investigation after a young man was killed in late February in the Eliot neighborhood.
Timothy Jacob Noe was arrested by Portland police Monday afternoon in Gresham by detectives assigned to the Portland Police Bureau’s Homicide Detail.
Esteban “Steve” Del Cid, 20, who lived in Tualatin, died Feb. 28 after being shot earlier in the morning. Police went to the intersection of N. Vancouver and Ivy streets just after 3 a.m. to investigate a reported shooting.
Del Cid’s friends were in a Honda driving around looking for the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center emergency room after the shooting but got turned around. They then called 911 and Del Cid was then taken by ambulance about one-third of a mile to the hospital.
Evidence showed the Accord had been hit by multiple shots, officials said.
Noe was booked on Tuesday and arraigned on Wednesday, and a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.
A Vancouver native, Noe has been staying with friends in the Portland and Gresham areas, court documents showed. He said he’s been homeless for two years, and he has no serious criminal record before this.
Originally facing one count of murder, Noe now faces the murder charge plus one count of menacing, second-degree disorderly conduct and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon.
Detectives have not released a motive to the shooting. PPB Sgt. Pete Simpson said the investigation is ongoing and could not provide any additional details.
The court appointed Joe Calhoun as Noe’s defense attorney. Noe will be back in court April 30 for a preliminary hearing.
Anyone with information should contact Detective Bryan Steed at (503) 823-0395, firstname.lastname@example.org; or, Detective Michele Michaels at (503) 823-0692, email@example.com.