Suspect in St. Johns Neighborhood Murder Sought, Public Assistance Requested

The suspect in a February 5th fatal shooting of Charles Hassell, 56, of Portland in the St. Johns Town Center is being identified and the Portland Police Bureau is asking for information about his location in an effort to arrest him. The shooting occurred outside Bluebird Tavern in the 8700 block of North Lombard Street.

Charles Hassell, shooting victim
Charles Hassell, murder victim

Investigation by PPB Homicide Unit detectives has led them to a primary suspect, Harold “Bob” Dulaney, 53, of Portland. There is an active arrest warrant for Dulaney for Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Efforts to locate him have so far been unsuccessful.

Harold Dulaney's DMV photo
Suspect Harold Dulaney’s DMV photo
Harold Dulaney on surveillance
Surveillance video showing Dulaney in a bar wearing all black and holding a cane

He is a Caucasian male, 53-years-old, 6’3” in height, 260lbs with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is known to walk in a hunched posture and uses a cane. The evening of the homicide, he was wearing a black winter coat with gray accents on the shoulders.

Dulaney’s photos are being released in an effort to assist in his location and arrest. He is considered armed and dangerous. If anyone sees him or knows his where he is now, they should not approach but call 911 with information on his location, direction of travel if applicable, and a detailed description of his clothing.

If anyone has non time-sensitive information about Dulaney or his location, please contact Detective Jason Koenig at jason.koenig@police. 503-823-0889 or Detective William Winters at william.winters@police.portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0466. Please reference case #24-29431.

Taken from a Police Report posted on flashalert March 1, 2024