Desmond Antonio Garrett and the deadly shooting scene in Old Town on Sept. 7, 2017. (KPTV)

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - The Portland Police Bureau and Crime Stoppers of Oregon are asking for the public's help in solving a deadly shooting that occurred four years ago.

On the night of Sept. 7, 2017, officers responded to the report of a shooting near Northwest 5th Avenue and Northwest Everett Street. As officers responded to the scene, they learned a crash also occurred at the same intersection.

Officers arrived and found 40-year-old Desmond Antonio Garrett, also known as "Munchie," dead inside a white Mercury sedan. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined Garrett died from a gunshot wound.

Police said after Garrett was shot, he crashed into a power box and parked vehicle. Evidence of a shooting was found on Northwest 6th Avenue between Flanders and Everett streets. No suspect information has been released, and a motive is not known at this time.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case. Anyone who would like to submit a tip can do so at or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your smart phone or tablet.

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