Man dead after shooting, crash in Old Town

Desmond Garrett, 40, was shot to death

Police investigate a shooting in Old Town/Chinatown on September 7, 2017. (KOIN)
Police investigate a shooting in Old Town/Chinatown on September 7, 2017. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland police are investigating the death of a man after a shooting and a car crash in Old Town/Chinatown Thursday night.

Police arrived at NW 5th Avenue and NW Everett Street after getting a report of a shooting and found a crashed white Mercury sedan with one person dead inside.

That man was later identified as Desmond A. Garrett, 40, of Portland.

Witnesses told KOIN 6 News they heard multiple gunshots and saw people in 2 cars firing at each other. Officers say the white Mercury sedan was shot at and then crashed into a small power box on the north side of the road and then crashed into a Ford pick-up that was parked near the northeast corner of NE Everett Street and NW 5th Avenue.

Officers found evidence of gunfire at NW 6th and Everett and bullet strikes into a building.

A suspect has not been identified.

Detectives with the Detective Division’s Homicide Detail, a criminalist with the Forensic Evidence Division, and Central Precinct officers will continue to investigate.

NW 4th Ave. to NW 7th Ave. and NW Davis to NW Flanders are closed to all traffic while police investigate.

If you know anything about this incident, call 503.823.3333.