FBI Offers Up to $15,000 for Information in Shooting of De’annzello McDonald
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder of De’annzello McDonald. This is in addition to the previously offered reward of up to $2,500 from Crime Stoppers of Oregon.
At approximately 12:35 a.m., on June 11, 2020, officers from the Portland Police Bureau responded to a report of gunfire at the 600 block of NE 162nd Avenue in Portland, Oregon. When they arrived, they found the body of 28-year-old De’annzello McDonald. Surveillance video showed McDonald walking up a flight of stairs with two men. A fourth man ran towards them and then ran away holding something in his right hand. Based on information gathered to date, investigators believe the suspect to be a young Black man in his mid-20s, average height to 6’0” tall, with a thin frame and possibly braided hair. The suspect was wearing a light, multi-colored top jacket, dark or black pants, and a light-colored hat. He was seen getting into a blue or gray Ford Crown Victoria sedan.
“Ghost guns. Stolen guns. Illegally purchased guns. As these weapons flood our streets, law enforcement and the community are working to turn the corner on the metro area’s record-setting violence. We need help, though. We need witnesses and associates of those involved to step up and help us bring an end to the shootings and buckets of bullets littering our streets,” said Kieran L. Ramsey, special agent in charge of the FBI in Oregon.
Mr. McDonald’s FBI “Seeking Information” poster can be downloaded at https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/deannzello-mcdonald.
This reward is the fourth offered by the FBI on behalf of the Metro Safe Streets Task Force. Previous rewards include:
- Up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a mass shooting that claimed the life of Makayla Harris and injured six others
- Up to $15,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the shooting death of Evelin Navarro-Barajas
- Up to $15,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the shooting death of Dhulfigar Kareem Mseer.
If anyone has information, witnessed any part of what happened, or has video of anything that happened prior to, during, or after these shootings, they are asked to contact PPB by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting the FBI at 1 (800) CALL-FBI or at tips.fbi.gov.
The Metro Safe Streets Task Force is a partnership between the FBI and ATF, Portland Police Bureau, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Gresham Police Department, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon, and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.