Gresham murder: 'I personally think this was a random act of violence'

Gresham murder: 'I personally think this was a random act of violence'

GRESHAM, Ore. - A man was shot and killed at a Gresham apartment complex and police are working on tracking down the suspects.

The crime happened around 6:40 p.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of Northeast Paropa Court.

Police were called there after residents reported hearing gunshots. One neighbor said he saw a man running near the victim's townhouse to a car that was parked nearby. The suspects then took off.

Police said the victim was 23-year-old Shane M. Brumbaugh. An autopsy revealed he died from a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the state medical examiner's office.

"I personally think this was a random act of violence," the neighbor, who said he was a friend of the victim and only wanted to be known as Ray, told KATU. "Like I said, he was just a good kid. He helped me remodel my kitchen floors, cabinets, counters - all of that. He just came over to help me."

Ray said the Brumbaugh's girlfriend came over to return some borrowed movies just before the shooting. He said once everything happened, he tried to give CPR to his friend but Brumbaugh died.

"He was a really good young person," he said.

Police believe a suspect vehicle drove away from the area at a high speed. Anyone who noticed a fast-moving vehicle in the area or who has information that can help investigators is asked to call the Gresham Police Department.