Cash rewards available for those with useful information on killing of Erick Austin Carnegie

Police are asking for the public's help in solving a 2015 Gresham murder, with a cash reward available for anyone with useful information leading to an arrest.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - Erick Austin Carnegie was killed in 2015 in Gresham.On the evening of May 11, 2015, a shooting occurred in a home at 1815 N.W. Seventh Place in Gresham. Officers and medical personnel found 25-year-old Erick Austin Carnegie dead from gunshot wounds.

A witness told the Gresham Police Department that while Carnegie was walking to his front door, two men approached him from behind and forced him inside the residence, where there was a medical marijuana growing operation.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - A sketch of how one witness described one of the men who killed Erick Austin Carnegie.During the confrontation, Carnegie was shot and killed. Afterward, both men ran to a car and drive away. Detectives believe the suspects may have been in the neighborhood for some time prior to the shooting.

The suspects are described as:

-- A black man in his mid-20s, light-skinned, 6-feet-0, skinny, wearing a dark-colored hoody with a bandana covering his face. He was armed with a handgun.

-- A black man, unknown age, dark-skinned, 5-feet-8, 160-170 pounds, with a goatee and large afro, wearing a burgundy sweatshirt. He was armed with a taser.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information, reported to them, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved homicide. Tipsters can remain anonymous. Report information online at or call 503-823-HELP (4357).

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