4th suspect arrested in death of Ervaeua Herring

Three Hoover gang members have already been indicted by a grand jury

Kelani E. Brown, 24, is accused in the 2014 death of Ervaeua Herring, June 24, 2016 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)
Kelani E. Brown, 24, is accused in the 2014 death of Ervaeua Herring, June 24, 2016 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Homicide detectives have arrested and charged a fourth suspect in connection to the death of Ervaeua Herring.

Kelani E. Brown, 24, will appear in court on Monday where he is expected to be arraigned on at least one count of murder. Records show he was arrested Friday at the Justice Center in downtown Portland by detectives assigned to the Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail.

The arrest of Kelani Brown now brings the total number of suspects in Herring’s case up to four.

In April, a grand jury indicted three Hoover gang members, Demetruis Ray Brown, Geontae Brachaurd Jones and DeAnthony Paul Simmons, for Herring’s Aug. 2014 death.

Police say the shooting was gang related, but Herring was not the intended target.ervaeua-herring

During an autopsy, a medical examiner determined Herring was in the early stages of pregnancy.

Police say their investigation into Herring’s death is on-going and that more arrests could be made.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Homicide Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or via email at: anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

(L-R) Demetruis Ray Brown, Geontae Brachaurd Jones and DeAnthony Paul Simmons, April 28, 2016 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)
(L-R) Demetruis Ray Brown, Geontae Brachaurd Jones and DeAnthony Paul Simmons, April 28, 2016 (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

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