Two deadly shootings in outer East Portland this week

Week #101 Shooting Report | INCLUDES VIDEO | Little is known about one of the homicides this week, but the shooting in Raymond Park occurred during a family celebration, leaving neighbors on edge. All this, and your weekly ‘Shots Fired  Log’ …

Police investigate shootings, and shots-fired calls, across outer East Portland again this week.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

“Speaking only for myself, I’m not looking forward to warm dry weather and long summer nights that, somehow, seem to link to an increase in shootings,” a Portland Police Bureau (PPB) East Precinct officer remarked, with an air of resignation in his voice.

No, this officer wasn’t announcing that he was leaving the Bureau. But, as we continue the series with the “Week #101 Shooting Report”, we’re reminded that numerous other officers – and command PPB staff – are scheduled to retire just next week, at the end of June.

Now, the tragic shooting news of the week …

June 20
Roseway death becomes homicide investigation

After a deceased person is found in the area of a “Shots Fired” call, the PPB Forensics Division workers begin to document what they find.

PPB North Precinct officers were dispatched to o the 3200 Block of NE 81st Avenue on at 1:31 a.m. Monday morning, June 20. When officers arrived at the location, about a half block north of Glenhaven Park, they found a dead man.

It didn’t take long: “Officers found the victim did not die from natural causes,” a PPB spokesperson revealed.

Because of this, members of the PPB Homicide Unit arrived to investigate. The residential street was closed along NE 81st Avenue from Siskiyou to Klickitat Streets.

At this point, PPB officials have not yet disclosed the cause of death; nor have they revealed suspect information. However, it was dispatched as a “Shots Fired” call.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Michael Jones at (503) 823-0991 or Detective Michael Schmerber at (503) 823-0991. Although not directly provided by the PPB, the Case No. is 22-164359.

June 20
Man shot in Raymond Park found deceased on SE 122nd Avenue

In typically-quiet Raymond Park, in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood, gunshots rang out, a man was wounded. Now, this PPB cruiser blocks the entrance.

What was left behind after this shooting, resulting ultimately in a homicide, was the remains of a large friendly gathering in Raymond Park on the warm summer evening of June 20 – which ended horribly and tragically when a participant was shot there.

In the north-central area of the park, what remained untouched were picnic tables laden with food and beverages. A barbecue grill was cooling off after grilling. And, an infant carrier lay on the ground, abandoned.

Illuminated by a PPB Homicide Division detective’s is this hastily-abandoned picnic area, festooned with “Happy Birthday” balloons.

PPB East Precinct officers were dispatched to the shooting at 10:09 p.m. – where westbound SE Liebe Street dead-ends into this park in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood.

Those at the picnic told officers that a man had been shot, and was helped into a Cadillac Escalade SUV, which then drove off.

SE 122nd Avenue is closed off, just south of SE Division Street, where the man, reportedly shot in the park, died.

A PPB sergeant gave first aid, but the man who had been shot died before emergency medical first responders arrived.

About the same time, a PPB East Precinct sergeant came across the Cadillac, with the shooting victim still inside, headed northbound on SE 122nd Avenue in the left-hand turn lane, a few yards south of Division Street.

“The sergeant attempted to provide first aid, but found the victim deceased,” a PPB official said.

The PPB Mobile Command Center is dispatched to the scene of this shooting.
So, into the night, officers cordoned off and maintained two different crime scenes — the one at Raymond Park, and the other adjacent to the Division Crossing shopping center.

Near where the southern end of SE 118th Avenue dead ends into Raymond Park, the PPB Mobile Command arrived and Forensics Division workers began documenting the scene.

Yellow evidence markers show the location of spent bullet casings.

Investigators focused their attention a grassy knoll, just north of the picnic and play area where reportedly the man was shot, near a bench.

On June 22, the Medical Examiner this man as the shooting victim: 22-year-old Geavauntae Sherman. An autopsy determined that he died of homicide by gunshot. Family provided photo

On June 22, the Medical Examiner identified the victim as 22-year-old Geavauntae Sherman; and that an autopsy had determined that he did die of “homicide by gunshot”.

Watch as this homicide investigation, taking place in two areas, is underway:

The investigation is ongoing, and no further information is available for release. Detectives want to hear from anyone who has additional information about this case. Please contact Detective Michael Greenlee at or 503-823-0871 or Detective Brad Clifton at or 503-823-0696. This is Case No. 22-165228.

Additional shootings reported

An additional outer East Portland shooting dispatched – on June 21 at 03:55 a.m., along NE 142nd Avenue, between Glendoveer and NE San Rafael Street in the Wilkes neighborhood – turned out to be an unfounded report of a “Shooting-with Weapon”.

Outside of our area, police and emergency medical first-responders were sent to shooting calls to the Kenton, Old Town, and Kerns neighborhoods on June 17, 19, and 22.


This week, 31 “Shots Fired” calls were logged. And, again this week, on days during which our “Shots Fired” calls were few, they proportionately increased in other areas of the City. At some of these calls, officers don’t find evidence of shooting.

June 15
22-160345       06/15/2022 22:41:41   9900 Block of NE SANDY BLVD

June 16
22-160425       06/16/2022 00:04:28   16400 Block of SE DIVISION ST

22-160443       06/16/2022 00:30:03   3300 Block of SE 122ND AVE
22-160453       06/16/2022 00:42:27   4800 Block of SE 122ND AVE
22-160518       06/16/2022 03:22:16   3500 Block of NE 165TH AVE
22-161202       06/16/2022 19:56:31   9900 Block of SE TAGGART ST
22-161315       06/16/2022 22:28:46   6200 Block of SE 71ST AVE

June 17
22-161685       06/17/2022 09:44:16   1800 Block of SE 157TH DR

June 18
22-162494       06/18/2022 02:22:52   2300 Block of SE 121ST AVE

22-162642       06/18/2022 08:07:54   8000 Block of SE RAMONA ST
22-162900       06/18/2022 14:18:27   4200 Block of NE 125TH PL

22-163234       06/18/2022 22:15:28   11500 Block of NE PRESCOTT ST
22-163247       06/18/2022 22:17:44   13600 Block of SE STARK ST
22-163250       06/18/2022 22:24:46   4500 Block of SE 87TH AVE

June 19
22-163341       06/19/2022 00:25:22   SE 122ND AVE / SE DIVISION ST

22-163362       06/19/2022 00:48:03   SE 127TH PL / SE POWELL BLVD
22-163495       06/19/2022 04:58:40   4500 Block of NE 125TH PL
22-164153       06/19/2022 21:17:20   2700 Block of SE 141ST AVE
22-164211       06/19/2022 22:33:42   2700 Block of NE 102ND AVE
22-164270       06/19/2022 23:36:03   12300 Block of SE MADISON ST

June 20
22-164359       06/20/2022 01:31:25   3200 Block of NE 81ST AVE

22-164374       06/20/2022 01:57:43   5800 Block of SE 111TH AVE
22-164414       06/20/2022 03:13:30   2400 Block of SE 122ND AVE
22-164436       06/20/2022 03:59:04   3900 Block of SE 64TH AVE
22-165228       06/20/2022 22:10:01   11800 Block of SE LIEBE ST
22-165244       06/20/2022 22:33:06   300 Block of SE 105TH AVE

June 21
22-165417       06/21/2022 04:06:03   13000 Block of NE FREMONT ST

22-165469       06/21/2022 06:21:29   12300 Block of NE SISKIYOU ST
22-022861       06/21/2022 15:54:28   NE 162ND AVE / NE HALSEY ST
22-022896       06/21/2022 21:07:34   17400 Block of SE ALDER ST

June 22
22-166637       06/22/2022 08:11:21   9700 Block of NE GLISAN ST

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That brings the report on the 101st week of shootings in East Portland to an end. We hope there will not be more to cover and bring you next week.

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