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Police Release Sketch of Suspect in Shooting of Young Texas Couple

Composite sketch of suspect. Photo: Portland Police Department.

Portland, Tex., police have released a composite sketch of a suspect in the June 22 shooting of Mollie Olgin, 19, and Mary Chapa, 18.

The sketch is based on a description provided by an eyewitness in the case. The assailant is described as a dark-haired white male in his 20s, who stands at about 5’8″ and weighs about 140 lbs. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is encouraged to call the Portland Police Department at 361-777-4444.

According to a statement released by the Portland, Tex., police department, “there continues to be no evidence that the attack was motivated by the victims’ sexual orientation.”

Chapa and Olgin are reported to have been involved in a relationship. Police say they were shot at Violet Andrews park in Portland, Tex., Friday night and discovered by hikers early Saturday morning. Olgin was pronounced dead at the scene; Chapa was transported to a hospital in critical condition. She has not yet been interviewed about the events of Friday night.

Friends and family in Portland, as well as members of the LGBT community throughout the country, have organized candlelight vigils to remember Olgin and support Chapa in her recovery.

See also:

Teen Same-Sex Couple Shot in Park

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