- Police Beat
- The Forecaster
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.