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Woman dies in shooting on Eastbank Esplanade; suspect arrested for murder

One person died in a shooting on the Eastbank Esplanade in southeast Portland late Sunday night, according to police.
Published: May. 9, 2022 at 5:06 AM PDT
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - One person died in a shooting on the Eastbank Esplanade in southeast Portland late Sunday night, according to police.

At about 11:43 p.m., Central Precinct officers were called out to a shooting on the esplanade at Southeast Salmon Street. Officers arrived to the scene and found a woman dead. The victim’s name has not yet been released.

Police said a person was detained as part of the investigation. That person, identified as 25-year-old Wyatt Storm Belcher, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail for second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon.

The Homicide Unit is leading the ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0696 or Detective Michael Greenlee at Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0871.