Portland shooting victims identified

Portland shooting victims identified

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on June 4, 2011 at 8:39 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 6 at 3:49 PM

PORTLAND -- Police have released the identities of a man who was killed and two people who were injured in three Portland shootings Saturday morning.

Officers found 40-year-old Marcus Deangelo Miller (pictured), of Northeast Portland, dead in the street just before 4 a.m, police said.

A witness described the possible shooter as a man who ran from the scene wearing tan clothing, but had no more information.

Investigators said they were not sure whether this shooting was gang-related. Miller was also related to a girl who police believe was murdered last March.

Yashanee Vaughn was last seen alive March 19 and her body has not been found.  Her boyfriend, Parrish Bennete, has been charged with her murder.

More: Vaughn family to hire investigator, search dogs

In the other Saturday shootings, at 12:55 a.m. officers responded to the report of a shooting outside the 82nd Avenue Bar and Grill, at SE 82nd Avenue and SE Raymond Street, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson.

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Grace Anne Essy, 32, of Northeast Portland was shot in the leg several times, Simpson said. The wounds were not life-threatening.

The Gang Enforcement Team was investigating. No suspect information was released.

At 2:08 a.m. police were called to N Fessenden Street and N Geneva Avenue, near Northgate Park, on another report of a shooting.

More: Man shot in face, shoulder near N Portland park

Gabino Besarra Acosta, 20, of North Portland, was shot in the face and neck, Simpson said. The wounds were not life-threatening.

The shooting suspect was described as a light-skinned black male teen, 5'10", with a thin build, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, who was seen running through the park. The Gang Enforcement Team was investigating the shooting. Simpson said there was no reason to believe it was related to the shooting in Southeast Portland.

East Precinct officers responded at 3:50 a.m. to the report of several gunshots near NE 13th Avenue and NE Rosa Parks Way. That is where they found Miller dead in the street.

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Officers found Miller lying in the street, Simpson said. Medical crews determined he was dead.

Late Sunday evening, the family of Yashanee Vaughn sent out an email to Portland media saying that Miller's death has added to the anguish of Vaugn's murder.

More: Vaughn family to hire investigator, search dogs

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