Portland murder suspect arrested in Las Vegas

Portland murder suspect arrested in Las Vegas
Lonnel George

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A man wanted for a murder at a Northeast Portland gas station last year was arrested this week in Las Vegas.

Lonnell George, 23, is suspected of shooting and killing 18-year old Edward Paden Jr. outside of the Valero Gas Station at N.E. 60th Avenue and Killingsworth, police said. The shooting happened on March 27, 2013.

George was arrested at a Las Vegas apartment by the Las Vegas FBI Criminal Apprehension Team. He is now awaiting extradition back to Oregon.

Portland Police said that last year’s shooting started as a fight in the gas station parking lot and escalated. When the shooting happened, police said it could have been gang-related. In 2011, George was the victim of gang-related shooting in North Portland.