Portland, Ore. – Three teens will be in court today accused of murder. They were arrested by police as officers served warrants at home in the St. Johns neighborhood Thursday morning. FM News 101 was first to report on that massive police response, thanks to a KXL Listener who called the newsroom and talked with reporter Jacob Dean.
We’ve learned two 15-year-olds and one 14-year-old were arrested, they’re accused of killing 65-year-old Ricky Malone Sr last week while he collected cans in North Portland.
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In a coordinated effort, members of the Detective Division Homicide Detail, the Tactical Operations Division and North Precinct arrested the three juveniles and served a search warrant at a residence associated to the persons involved.
Each juvenile was lodged into the Donald E Long Juvenile Detention Center on one count of murder.
All other details will be released by the Multnomah District Attorney’s Office when appropriate.
Investigators would like to thank community members who provided support and information that assisted in this ongoing investigation.