UPDATE: Victim in Buckman Neighborhood Crash Identified

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March 05, 2024 15:01

  

The individual killed in a crash in the Buckman Neighborhood on Sunday, February 25, 2024, has been identified as 48-year-old David R. Bentley.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Traffic Investigations Unit at (503) 823-2103 or crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-46438.

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***Original Messages Below***

The driver of the sedan, Shane M. McKeever, 22, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Manslaughter in the First Degree and Reckless Driving. Investigators believe that someone fired shots at McKeever, but that person has not been located. Investigators also believe numerous witnesses and people with information about what happened fled the scene without talking to police. It is critical that investigators are able to speak to everyone who has first-hand information to ensure they have a full picture of what took place and who was involved. If anyone has information about this crash and has not talked to police, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 24-46438.

The identity of the victim will be released after family has had a chance to make notifications.

This is the 14th traffic-related fatality in the City of Portland so far in 2024. That may be a higher figure than the Portland fatal crashes counted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA’s count excludes crashes involving suicide, private property, non-public roadways, non-motor vehicles, medical events, and deaths that happen more than 30 days after a crash.

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***Original Message Below***

A man died after a crash in the Buckman Neighborhood where shots were fired and a suspect was detained by community members.

On Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 2:54a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle near Southeast Belmont Street and Southeast Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, and shots were reportedly fired. When officers arrived they found an adult male with a bicycle with serious injuries. Paramedics transported him to the hospital by ambulance, where he died. The involved vehicle was found at the scene, and officers learned that the adult male driver had run away and was detained by community members near Southeast Water Avenue and Southeast Belmont Street. No shooting victims were immediately located.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team (MCT) is enroute to investigate the crash. During the investigation, Southeast Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue and Southeast Grand Avenue are closed between Southeast Yamhill Street and Southeast Morrison Street. If anyone has information about this crash and has not talked to police, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 24-46438.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released as appropriate.

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