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Milwaukie Man Killed During Attempted Robbery

Updated: May 16

On Tuesday, May 14th, at approximately 8:05pm the Lincoln City Police Department responded to a report of an assault in the parking lot of the Ashley Inn. Officers arriving at the scene found one male, 69-year-old Milwaukie Oregon resident Bradley Jay Cole, seriously injured and unconscious. 30-year-old Roland Evans-Freke, a transient, was detained and later lodged at the Lincoln County Jail for Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the Second degree, and Robbery in the Second Degree.

LCPD Officers, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue, and Pacific West Ambulance provided medical care to Mr. Cole, but were unable to resuscitate him.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene. At this time there is no reason to believe there is any danger to the public. LCPD would like to thank North Lincoln Fire and Rescue, Pacific West Ambulance, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and the Oregon State Police for their assistance in this case. Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Weaver at 541-994-3636.

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