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.

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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.