BREAKING NEWS Shots fired in Eugene Full Story

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: 11454

Reported Deaths: 232
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah273072
Marion177053
Washington176420
Umatilla9377
Clackamas92527
Union3682
Lincoln3625
Malheur2861
Lane2813
Deschutes2370
Yamhill1799
Jackson1730
Linn17210
Polk17112
Jefferson1600
Klamath1311
Morrow1311
Wasco1061
Benton1056
Hood River1030
Douglas580
Clatsop550
Josephine551
Coos520
Columbia470
Lake240
Crook181
Tillamook160
Wallowa130
Baker90
Curry90
Sherman30
Harney20
Gilliam10
Grant10
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Clear
53° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 53°
Corvallis
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 56°
Roseburg
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 59°
North Bend
Overcast
55° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 55°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events