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 two 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.
The Cold Case Unit would like anyone with information regarding this case to contact them. Witnesses may contact Cold Case Homicide Unit investigators directly at (503) 823-0400. To remain anonymous, witnesses may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.
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