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Sister Charged In Shooting Death Of PSU Basketball Star Deante Strickland

Portland State University basketball star Deante Strickland was gunned down by his older sister on Friday. Get the full story.

Very sad news coming out of Portland…

22-year-old Portland State University basketball star Deante Strickland was tragically gunned down over the weekend and authorities say his big sister pulled the trigger.

Tamena Strickland
Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

Via Oregon Live:

A Portland homicide detective arrested Tamena Strickland, 30, on suspicion of murder and attempted murder at 6:52 p.m. at Central Precinct, suggesting she may have surrendered to police. She was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center at 9:33 pm. Friday, according to jail records.

The deadly shooting was reported a little after 2 p.m. in the 6200 block of Northeast 42nd Avenue, near Holman Street.

Damian Strickland, who said he was an uncle to the victim, told The Oregonian/OregonLive that his niece, Tamena Strickland, shot and killed her brother, Deante Strickland.

He said Deante’s aunt and grandmother, both named Shirley, were also shot, one in the knee and in the back, and are at the hospital. Both women’s injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening, police said.

According to his uncle, Deante Strickland’s last words were, “My sister shot me” and “I don’t want to die.”

A motive in the shooting is still unknown. My prayers and condolences go out to the Strickland family.


It be your own flesh and blood.


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