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GRESHAM, Ore. -- A suspect sketch was released Thursday in connection with the May shooting death of a man in Gresham.

At 11:23 p.m. on May 11, a caller told a 911 dispatcher shots were fired at 1815 NW 7th Place. Police said there was a marijuana grow operation at the home.

Arriving officers found 25-year-old Erick Carnegie (pictured below) on the street dead. A medical examiner performed an autopsy and determined Carnegie died of gunshot wounds to the head and neck.

A witness told police that while Carnegie was walking to the front door of the home, two people approached him from behind and forced him inside the house. He was shot and killed inside.

Police released descriptions soon afterward of two men who they said were suspects in the case. Thursday they released a composite sketch of "suspect 2."

Suspect 1: An African American man in his mid-20s, light-skinned, six feet tall, skinny build, wearing a dark hoodie, a bandana covering his face, and black shoes. This suspect was armed with a handgun.

Suspect 2 (sketch shown): An African American man, unknown age, dark-skinned, 5-foot-8, 160 to 170 pounds, goatee, two-inch Afro, wearing a burgundy sweatshirt. This suspect was armed with a Taser.

Police said they continue to canvass the area for clues. They are also asking anyone with surveillance cameras in the neighborhood to let them know, so they can watch it for activity before or after the shooting.

"Secondly, police are looking for anybody who may have seen any suspicious vehicles between 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., in the area of Bella Vista Drive from 7th Street to 4th Street," said Lt. Claudio Grandjean with the Gresham Police Department.

Neighbors were stunned.

"I saw a body on the sidewalk and the street," said McKensie Ellis, who lives nearby. "And there were people around him and they were bringing a gurney over."

She covered her little brother's eyes.

"I didn't want him to see it," she said. "He didn't know what was going on. He is only 4 years old. It was kind of something that you don't really want a little boy to see."

Crime Stoppers if offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case.

You can leave a Crime Stoppers tip online, text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

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