PORTLAND Police released two surveillance photos Tuesday that they hope will lead to fresh clues in the investigation of a deadly shooting at a Portland nightclub earlier this month.
Three people were shot outside the Fontaine Bleau nightclub just before 1 a.m. on November 9, police said. Durieul Harris, 30, died of his injuries. Fredrick Glenn Conner, 44, and Shelia Renee Shelby, 50, were also hit by gunfire, but survived.
Investigators reviewed surveillance video after the shooting and noticed a possible witness who may have critical information to help solve this case. On Tuesday, they released images from the video that showed the witness, hoping that he may come forward. (See photo above.)
At this point, the man has not been identified and detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying this possible eyewitness, said detective Michele Michaels with the Portland Police Bureau. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.
Raw video: Scene inside triple shooting at nightclub
Cell phone video captured the chaotic scene inside the club shortly after gunfire erupted. A crowd of 75 to 100 people were involved in the fight and riot outside the nightclub, Michaels said.
The fight spilled outside and that s when witnesses said the shooting happened.
Responding officers were confronted by a hostile crowd at 237 Northeast Broadway Street when they arrived, said Sgt. Pete Simpson with Portland police.
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission suspended the nightclub's liquor license during the investigation.
The owner has complained that the shooting took place outside his business, not in the nightclub, so he plans to appeal the license suspension.