Police ID man shot, killed at Oregon Culinary Institute

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PORTLAND, Ore. – The man who was found shot and killed at the Oregon Culinary Institute was identified Sunday as a 63-year-old Beaverton man.

Authorities were called out Saturday morning on reports of a possible shooting at the institute, which is located on SW Jefferson Street.

According to police, students and staff found Daniel C. Brophy, 63, of Beaverton, inside the school suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. First responders started giving him medical help at the scene, however, he died of his injury.

Police are investigating his death as a homicide.

Police searched the school and did not find any suspects. At this point, they do not have any information on a shooter in the case.

If you have any helpful information, call detectives at (503) 823-0403.

There is a vigil planned at the school at 7 p.m. Monday to honor Brophy. Below is a statement on Brophy's passing from the Oregon Culinary Institute:

Dan is the resident encyclopedia of knowledge at Oregon Culinary Institute. In addition to nearly three decades experience in kitchens overlapping two decades of teaching experience, he is an expert in marine biology, master gardener, and mushroom expert. He has been at OCI since 2006 and, aside from being one of our Lead Chef Instructors in the classroom, is our most active faculty member leading field trips, organizing student projects, and speaking in the community.

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