Police investigating events before Portland activist's death

A Portland activist is dead after a vehicle hit him as he was leaving a leftist gathering place

Posted: Oct 13, 2019 1:17 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A Portland activist is dead after a vehicle hit him as he was leaving a left-wing hangout.

Police say Sean Kealiher's friends took him to a hospital after the early Saturday crash in the Kerns neighborhood. Police say a SUV crashed into a commercial building and then gunshots were fired at the vehicle.

Police are investigating the events that led to the 23-year-old's death.

Kealiher was hit after leaving Cider Riot, a gathering place for antifascists, anarchists and other leftists.

We're told witnesses saw the SUV hit a tree outside of the offices of the Democratic Party of Oregon. The offices were closed at the time.

Police say a medical examiner conducted an autopsy and determined Kealiher's death was a homicide from blunt-force trauma.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 4185

Reported Deaths: 153
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah114259
Marion94925
Washington73417
Clackamas30611
Deschutes1240
Umatilla1163
Linn1159
Polk9812
Lane693
Yamhill697
Jackson650
Benton555
Clatsop450
Klamath440
Malheur320
Coos310
Jefferson300
Douglas270
Wasco231
Josephine231
Hood River160
Columbia160
Lincoln120
Morrow110
Curry70
Union60
Tillamook60
Crook60
Wallowa20
Lake20
Sherman10
Harney10
Grant10
Baker10
Unassigned00
Eugene
Broken Clouds
61° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 61°
Corvallis
Overcast
60° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 60°
Roseburg
Overcast
62° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 62°
North Bend
Overcast
61° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 61°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events