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Police: One dead in Southeast Portland shooting

Portland police released few details in an initial statement, but confirmed that one person had been killed on Southeast Bush Street near Southeast 134th.
Credit: KGW

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland police launched an investigation Wednesday night after one person was shot and killed in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood of Southeast Portland.

Officers from the Portland Police Bureau's east precinct and the Focused Intervention Team responded shortly after 9 p.m. to a report of the shooting, heading to Southeast Bush Street near Southeast 134th Avenue, just south of Powell Boulevard.

In an initial statement, police said only that there was one victim dead at the scene when officers arrived.

More than two weeks later, on August 25, Portland police identified the victim as Dejohntae Campbell, 40. An autopsy confirmed that he died as a result of homicide by gunshot wound.

The suspect or suspects fled the scene and there were no immediate arrests. Officers shut down Southeast Bush between Southeast 134th and Southeast 136th while the Portland Police Bureau's homicide unit responded.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler at Jennifer.Hertzler@police.portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-1040; or Detective Joe Corona at Joseph.Corona@police.portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0508, and reference case number 22-215212.

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