Crime Stoppers Featured Case #18-02 Desmond Garrett Homicide

The Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public’s help to solve a 2017 homicide.

On Thursday September 7, 2017, at 10:21 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Northwest 5th Avenue and Northwest Everett Street on the report of a shooting. As officers were responding to the scene, callers to 9-1-1 reported a car crash also occurred at the same intersection.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located 40-year-old Desmond Antonio Garrett, also known as “Munchie,” inside a white Mercury sedan and determined that he was deceased. The Oregon State Medical Examiner later determined that Garrett died after suffering a gunshot wound.

Based on information learned at the scene, investigators believe that after Garrett was shot, he crashed into a power box and an occupied, parked vehicle.

Evidence of a shooting was found on Northwest 6th Avenue between Flanders and Everett Streets.

There are no suspects in the shooting and no known motive.

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