Portland Police Arrest Suspect in Homicide on West End Avesta Housing Project


17 Carleton Street, an Avesta Housing Project, on the West End of Portland.

Crime Scene Unit on Site This Afternoon at 17 Carleton Street Collecing Evidence.

At approximately 10:50 am., Tuesday, February 15, 2022, Portland Police Officers responded to a call for a well-being check at 17 Carleton Street, a large Avesta Housing project on the West End of Portland.

Inside one of the apartments, officers discovered the body of Salim Al Siraj (08-01-71).  Following an investigation, officers arrested Abdallah Salim Al Siraj (08-08-99) and charged him with murder.  The deceased was the father of the arrested suspect.

No further information will be released at this time.

If anyone has any information that could help police, please call (207) 874-8575.

P.S.  thanks Frank for your assitance in finding this location!