Police identify shooting victims
More details released about Saturday incidents
Portland police have released the identities and more information about the three Saturday shooting victims.
The body of Marcus Deangelo Miller, 40, was found around 3:50 a.m. in the area of Northeast Rosa Parks Way and 13th Avenue. An autopsy completed by the Oregon State Medical Examiner on Sunday concluded that he died after receiving multiple gunshot wounds.
Officers found Miller's body when they responded to a report of shots fired in the area. Police say Miller, a Northeast Portland resident, had gang ties in the past, but they do not know if his death was gang-related.
Grace Anne Essy, 32, was shot multiple times in her left leg as she stood in the parking lot outside the 82nd Avenue Bar and Grill. Police found the Northeast Portland resident when they responded to a report of shots fired at the bar, located at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Raymond, at 12:55 a.m. She was treated at a local hospital and released.
Police do not believe Essy was the intended target, noting there were gang associates in the parking lot at the time of the shooting.
Gabino Besarra Acosta, 20, was shot in the face and shoulder in the area of North Fessenden Street and Geneva Street. Police found Acosta when they responded to a report of shots fired in the area around 2:08 a.m. He was treated at an area hospital and released.
Investigators have learned that Acosta and a friend were walking through Northgate Park when they were confronted by two teenage black males. The four exchanged words and one of the black males pointed a gun at Acosta and shot at him multiple times, according to police.
The shooting suspect is described as a light-skinned black young man, 5-foot-10 with a thin build. The person accompanying the shooting suspect is described as a dark-skinned black young man, 5-foot-8 with a thin build.
No one has been arrested in these cases.
As in all felony cases, Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any of these shootings, or any unsolved felony. Anyone with information can remain anonymous. Leave a tip online at www.crimestoppersoforegon.com, or text 823HELP plus your tip and send it to CRIMES (274637). People without internet access can call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-HELP (4357).
Visit www.tipsoft.com to download the new Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.