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Fourth suspect arrested in 2014 shooting of Portland woman

MCSO - Kelani Brown Portland police made another arrest Friday in connection with the August 2014 homicide of 21-year-old Ervaeua Herring. Kelani Brown, 24, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail at 11:20 a.m. Friday on one felony count of murder.

Brown is the fourth individual police have tied to the homicide. His arraignment is scheduled for Monday, June 27.

Police have been investigating the case since officers arrived at the Eastwood Village Apartments, 15139 S.E. Powell Blvd., at 5 a.m. Sunday, August 17, 2014, after receiving reports of a shooting. Inside one of the apartments, they found the body of Herring with two gunshot wounds to the head. Herring shared the apartment with her 1-year-old son, who had spent the night at Herring’s mother’s house.

Autopsy by the Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that Herring was in the early stages of pregnancy at the time of her murder.

Homicide detectives then learned there had been multiple suspects firing at the apartment and believed the shooting to be gang-related.

Other who have been indicted in the case are Demetruis Ray Brown, 21, DeAnthony Simmons, 22, and Geontae Brachaurd Jones, 23. Homicide detectives have been working closely with Gang Enforcement Team detectives, and have interviewed dozens of people in the past 21 months, leading up to these arrests. Detectives believe that community members may know more about the shooting, and ask anyone with information to contact Portland homicide detectives.

Contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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