Dad speaks out months after son was shot and killed during burglary at North Portland marijuana dispensary – KGW.com

Michael was one of the more than 50 homicide victims in 2020 in Portland. He leaves behind his five-year-old son, Axel.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Gary Arthur’s 44-year-old son, Michael, was shot and killed during a robbery last December at Cured Green marijuana dispensary in North Portland.

Michael was one of the more than 50 homicide victims in 2020 in Portland. He leaves behind his five-year-old son, Axel.

As part of the station’s focus on understanding gun violence, KGW spoke with Gary Arthur about dealing with his loss as well as the broader issue of gun violence.

“For the rest of my life and for the rest of the siblings’ lives, they are going to have these things pop up and try to explain and understand, and there’s no explaining and no understanding,” Gary said.

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Arthur described Michael as loving and caring. He said he worries for his grandson and does not know how Michael’s murder will affect him later in life.

“Who knows the decisions that Axel will end up making in life because his dad was

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