Portland man charged with shooting death of domestic partner

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PORTLAND — The domestic partner of a Riverton woman shot Jan. 7 was arrested Jan. 13 and charged with her murder.

Anthony Leng, 40, of 46 Dorothy St., allegedly killed Sokha Khuon in the home they shared, Lt. Robert Martin said in a Police Department press release. Dorothy Street is north of Morrill’s Corner and off Forest Avenue.

An autopsy by the state Office of the Medical Examiner determined Khuon died from multiple gunshot wounds. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Leng was arrested and charged Jan. 13 after coming to the Police Department at 109 Middle St. around 9 a.m., Martin said.

The shooting occurred around 10 p.m. Jan. 7 at the couple’s house, while the couple’s two children were at home, Martin said. The children, ages 10 and 15, were unharmed and are now staying with relatives.

“Domestic violence murders are tragic and devastating. We extend our condolences to Ms. Khuon’s family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors,” Martin added.

He also urged anyone experiencing domestic violence to call the Family Crisis Services hotline at 800-537-6066.

The investigation remains open despite Leng’s arrest, Martin said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 874-8575. Anonymous tips can also be made at portland-police.com by clicking “Submit an Anonymous Crime Tip,” or by text at 274637 using the keyword GOTCHA.

David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or dharry@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidHarry8.

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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.