Twenty-nine-year-old Adam Jamal Burns was arrested by US Marshals, with the assistance of the Vancouver Police Department
A suspect in a Portland homicide was arrested in Vancouver Monday.
On Monday (May 8), 29-year-old Adam Jamal Burns was arrested by US Marshals, with the assistance of the Vancouver Police Department, in Vancouver. A warrant had been issued for Burns’ arrest for the murder of April Nicole Newcomb-Cripe. Burns was booked on the outstanding warrant and is being charged with Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He will remain in Washington pending the extradition process.
The 28-year-old Newcomb-Cripe was identified as the victim of the April 15 homicide in the Reed Neighborhood. The Medical Examiner determined she died of homicide by gunshot wound.
On April 15 at 11:25 p.m., Portland Police Bureau Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 2800 block of Southeast Colt Drive in Portland. When they arrived they found a woman, later identified as Newcomb-Cripe, deceased.
The suspect or suspects left the scene before police arrived and no arrests were made at that time.
Information provided by the Portland Police Bureau.
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