The man who was shot and killed at a Portland apartment complex Friday night was identified Saturday as Richard Lobor, 23, of Portland.

Lobor was a guest in an apartment at 214 Brighton Ave., where the fatal shooting took place, said Assistant Chief Vern Malloch of the Portland police.

Police did not say why Lobor was at the apartment, who leases the apartment or anything about the relationship between Lobor and the man they believe shot him. As of Saturday night, they had not identified or arrested the suspected assailant.

In a news release, Malloch said the Office of Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy Saturday on Lobor and determined that the cause of his death was a gunshot wound.

Police on Saturday repeated that they do not believe the man who shot Lobor is still in the area, but they didn’t say what that belief is based on.

Police were largely absent from the scene Saturday at the apartment complex, where there were few signs that a shooting had taken place the night before.


Police barriers that had blocked Brighton Avenue and Douglass Street overnight were pushed aside, and traffic was no longer detoured around the site.

There was no police tape outside 214 Brighton Ave., one of a cluster of apartment buildings between Massachusetts Avenue and St. George Street, in a complex called Princeton Village.

The shooting took place in Apartment 4 on the second floor of the eight-unit building at around 9 p.m. Friday. There was blood on the carpet outside the apartment door; the door had a police warning not to enter.

Some of residents of the complex said Saturday morning they weren’t able to sleep after police arrived at the building Friday night. Residents described the well-maintained complex as fairly quiet, although police had shown up there a few times recently.

Barbara Harvey, who lives in the building next door to the shooting, said a young man was living in the apartment.

“It is a terrible tragedy when a young person dies, and it is worse when it is a life that has been taken by somebody else,” said Harvey.


Harvey said many of the residents at Princeton Village know one another, and chat in the laundry rooms.

“We shovel each other’s cars out and watch out for each other,” said Harvey.

She said police knocked on residents’ doors Friday night to ask if anyone had seen or heard anything.

“The police told us not to be worried. I don’t feel nervous,” Harvey said.

Bill McDonough, a neighbor who has lived in another building of the complex for two years, said he had been home all evening and had not heard any shots. He said he only noticed what was going on when he spotted blue police lights outside his apartment building.

Some other residents were home Saturday but did not want to talk about the shooting.


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