PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 45-year-old man was shot to death in a home in Southeast Portland’s Centennial neighborhood Friday morning in what police said is a homicide.
The victim, 45-year-old Michael Scott Hoven died from multiple gunshot wounds according to the Oregon State Medical Examiner.
The shooting was reported shortly after 11 a.m. Friday in the 1700 block of Southeast 162nd Avenue, police said.
A green van found in the area near the shooting “may or may not be related to the incident,” police said in a release. That vehicle is being processed for evidence.
KOIN 6 News learned Portland police have been at this home before, and Sgt. Pete Simpson said there was home invasion here previously, though he couldn’t say exactly when.
Simpson also said that at some point the residence was home to marijuana growers.
“Sounds like maybe in the past there may have been some kind of grow operation,” Simpson told KOIN 6 News. “I don’t know what that means as far as how far back and if it was even related to the same people.”
He also said there were 2 dogs in the home, one of which was collared and another that animal control will handle.
The dogs and Hoven were the only ones in the house at the time when police arrived.
Several streets near the crime scene were shut down for hours as homicide detectives and the Forensic Evidence Division responded to investigate the shooting.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call 503.823.3333