Former PSU Basketball Star Shot To Death, Sister Accused Of Pulling Trigger
Portland, Ore. — Former Portland State University basketball star Deante Strickland was shot and killed Friday afternoon at a home in Northeast Portland.
Strickland was one of three people shot in the area of NE 42nd and NE Holman Street.
The suspected shooter is Tamena Strickland, the sister of Deante.
The shooting happened just after 2:00 p.m.
According to police scanner traffic monitored by FM News 101, Tamena Strickland left the scene of the shooting in a Silver Lexus SUV and may have also had her young daughter with her.
Portland Police elected to not send a Public Information Officer to the scene to update the media of the situation.
As of 7:00 p.m. Friday evening, there is no word if she has been taken into custody.
PSU Basketball coach confirmed the news of Deante’s death on Twitter Friday evening.
Our Viking Family lost a special soul today, Deante Strickland. A Beautiful young man in every way! A special teammate, friend and family member. A PROUD Portland native that loved everything about representing the city of Portland, his Family and his school! He will be missed…
— Barret Peery (@coachbpeery) August 3, 2019