Portland State basketball player Deante Strickland was shot and killed in a house in Portland, Oregon on Friday night, according to police. His sister, Tamena Strickland, has been charged with murder.
Strickland, who was just 22 years old, also played football for the university.
According to The Oregonian, Tamena Strickland was arrested late Friday night and is being charged with both murder and attempted murder. Two other family members – her aunt Shirley and her grandmother Shirley – were also shot during the altercation.
Both women are expected to survive. Here’s more:
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.
Family confirmed that the deceased is Deonte Strickland, and that his sister, Tamena Strickland, shot him. Deonte's uncle, Damian Strickland, said Deonte's aunt and grandmother, both named Shirley, were shot, one in the knee and one in thd back, and are at the hospital.
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Strickland’s uncle said Deante’s last words were “My sister shot me” and “I don’t want to die.”
Stickland, this past season, averaged seven points, 2.5 assists and 2.2 rebounds per contest. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.