Suspect arrested in NE Portland homicide investigation

September 21, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 31-year-old Donald Beckwith is being charged with the murder of 29-year-old LaSalle Jamal Shakier.

Beckwith is charged with one count of murder in the second degree with a firearm and one count of unlawful use of a weapon with a firearm.

According to court documents, Beckwith is accused of unlawfully and intentionally causing the death of Shakier with a firearm.

As previously released by the Portland Police Bureau, this investigation started on September 9, 2020 at approximately 7 a.m. when officers responded to a reported shooting in the 6600 block of Northeast Columbia Boulevard.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined the cause of Shakier’s death to be a gunshot wound and the manner of death a homicide.

On September 18, 2020, law enforcement booked Beckwith into the Multnomah County Detention Center after the United States Marshal’s Service located him in Fossil, Oregon.

No additional information can be released by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office at this time.

A charging document is only an accusation of a crime. Beckwith is innocent unless and until proven guilty.



Media Contact:

Brent Weisberg, Communications Director

Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office