Clackamas County pursuit crashes at Flavel and 82nd; body found on SE Portland High School track

COURTESY OF KOIN-TV-6 NEWS - The multi-car crash at S.E. 82nd Avenue at Flavel Street late Saturday evening, June 16, as seen in live coverage of the event by BEE news partner, KOIN-TV-6.Portland Police report that a high-speed pursuit from Clackamas County north on S.E. 82nd Avenue resulted in a four-car crash at Flavel Street in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood.

The accident occurred just after 10 p.m. on Saturday night, June 16, and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputies involved report that they had been in pursuit of a stolen car -- witnesses guessed the pursued car might have been going as fast as 80 m.p.h. -- when its driver lost control and hit other cars at the intersection. A suspect is in custody; no major injuries are reported in the incident, but some involved parties were taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Meantime, just over six hours later, on Sunday June 17, at 4:42 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the temporary Grant High School site -- at the Marshall High campus, at 3905 S.E. 91st Avenue -- after the report of a dead man having been found on the athletic track, with an apparent gunshot wound.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and confirmed that the man was, in fact, deceased. Based on officers' observations at the scene, Homicide detectives responded to continue the investigation.

FAMILY PHOTO FROM PPB - A family photo of the victim, Barak RosenThe deceased person has subsequently been identified as 30-year-old Barak Rosen.

An autopsy was performed by a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office on June 18, and the Medical Examiner determined Rosen had died of homicidal violence, as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

During the investigation at the crime scene on Sunday morning investigators located evidence of gunfire.

At this time no suspect has been taken into custody in relation to this investigation. Investigators request anyone with information about this crime, or with surveillance footage of the area near the temporary Grant High School site recorded early Sunday morning, to contact investigators. People with knowledge of this incident should contact Detective Mark Slater at 503/823-9319 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or contact Detective Erik Kammerer at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 503/823-0762. Meantime, this case has caught the attention of Crime Stoppers, and now there is a reward associated with tips leading to an arrest and conviction.

The Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve the homicide of Barak Rosen. There is no suspect information, and no known reason why Rosen would become a victim of violence.

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared, as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip online at

You can also call 503/823-4357.

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