On August 26, 1999, at approximately 10 p.m., police responded to shots fired at Pier Park located on N. Reno / N. Warehouse. They arrived to find 19-year-old Deontay Morris near the bathrooms in the park dead from gunshot wounds. Morris was in the company of at least 2 young women at the time, but they were not able to provide a suspect description. It is believed there are at least three suspects involved in this homicide.
The shooting of Deontay Morris is most likely gang-related.
If you or anyone that you know has any information regarding this crime, you are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 503-823-HELP.