Tamena Strickland: Woman Arrested In Portland Shooting

Multnomah County Sheriff

Tamena Strickland was the woman who allegedly fatally shot her brother and injured her aunt and grandmother Friday afternoon in northeast Portland.

She was arrested and charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder, Portland Police announced at about 9 p.m. Tamena J. Strickland, 30, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Deonte Strickland, 22, died after his uncle, Damien Strickland, tried to save him, the uncle told Oregon Live.

“Family confirmed that the deceased is Deante Strickland, and that his sister, Tamena Strickland, shot him. Deante’s uncle, Damian Strickland, said Deante’s aunt and grandmother, both named Shirley, were shot, one in the knee and one in thd back, and are at the hospital,” J. Ramakrishnan, a reporter with Oregon Live, wrote on Twitter.

The grandmother was shot nine times in the hip and pelvis area. She is expected to survive, according to Oregon Live.

Oregon Police wrote in a statement there were multiple injuries in the shooting reported at about 2 p.m.

“On Friday, August 2, 2019 at 2:07 P.M., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 6200 Block of Northeast 42nd Avenue. When they arrived they discovered multiple victims injured. They immediately secured the scene and facilitated getting medical care to the victims. The victims’ conditions are not available,” police said.

“At this time no arrests have been made, but officers and detectives are still actively working the scene. There is no suspect information available for release yet.”

“The crime scene is closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Northeast 42nd Avenue between Northeast Holman Street and Killingsworth Street.”

“The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released as available.”

Damien Strickland tried to save his nephew. He told an Oregon Live reporter Deante’s last words were, ““My sister shot me” and “I don’t want to die.”

Deante was a 22-year-old student at Portland State University who played football and basketball, according to local news reports.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

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