PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Portland police are asking for the public's help locating a man wanted in connection with the shooting death of 30-year-old Breauna White.

On May 5, at about 10:41 a.m., officers responded to a report of shots near North Willamette Boulevard and North Charleston Avenue.

Police said White was found dead inside an apartment. The medical examiner determined she died of gunshot wounds and ruled her death a homicide.

According to police, 30-year-old Henry Deondrae Brogdon is wanted in connection with White's death. He has a warrant for second-degree murder.

When remembering White, her cousin Beverly Bonner is nothing but proud of the woman she was.

"She was a loving mother to both of her children. She loved them. Whoever she loved she loved them hard," Bonner said. "She hustled. She had two jobs. She passed her exams at TriMet. I mean, sometimes you may not pass the first exam but when she passed the second one, we were jumping up and down."

Along with being a caring mother, her coworker Devn Hayes said White was a dedicated TriMet bus operator.

"If somebody called in and made a suggestion on how we could do better, she would say ‘you know, I’ll just try to do better’," Hayes said. "She was such a really fun person. Good sense of humor, really positive. She seemed like a really strong young lady. Beautiful. Always trying to do the right thing. "

Hayes said even a rider is mourning her loss.

"He goes, well I’ve got a couple cards here. I go, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about.’ He says I have one for the TriMet operators and one for the family of your coworker who just died. I couldn’t believe his generosity," Hayes said.

Now, Bonner said Breauna's family wants justice.

"No one should be able to do this to you. Nobody. I don’t care who you are. You should not be able to harm a woman and mother in this magnitude," she said. "We’re going to fight for her. We’re going to fight for her until the end."

Police said Brogdon's whereabouts are currently unknown. Anyone who knows his exact whereabouts or sees him is asked to avoid contact and call 911.

The shooting investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective Michael Jones at Michael.Jones@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Ryan Foote at Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-0781. Please reference case number 21-120634.

Anonymous tips can also be sent to Crime Stoppers of Oregon at www.crimestoppersoforegon.com.

Hayes is currently working to build a memorial bench in Breauna's honor. If you'd like to donate, you can do so through GoFundMeThe White family also has a GoFundMe you can donate to.

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