Portland homicide investigation continues

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PORTLAND — David Anderson, 36, the first homicide victim in the city this year, died of a gunshot wound to the chest March 15.

Mark Belserene of the state Office of Chief Medical Examiner revealed the manner of death Tuesday, a week after Anderson died at 88 Gilman St. in a building operated by Shalom House.

Police have not released new details in the case, which Belserene said is still considered a homicide by his office.

Anderson was killed and another man shot at around 11 p.m. in an apartment. The second victim, not identified by police, was treated and released from a hospital that night.

Shalom House provides housing and mental health services to people in Cumberland and York counties.

Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck said March 16 a suspect was recorded on surveillance cameras and he does not consider the shooting a random act.

The suspect, last seen running from the scene, is a white man of medium build, about 6 feet tall, who was wearing a black jacket and black pants.

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to contact police at 874-8533 or 874-8575. Anonymous tips can be made at www.portland-police.com by clicking “Submit an Anonymous Crime Tip,” or by texting to 274637 with the keyword “GOTCHA.” 

Portland Police consider this man a suspect in the March 15 killing of David Anderson at 88 Gilman St. He was seen leaving the apartment building after the shooting.

Portland City Hall reporter for The Forecaster. Baltimore native, lived in Maine since 1989. A journalist since 2005, covering much of Cumberland and York counties. I joined The Forecaster in 2012.