March 22, 2021
Suspect identified in alleged intentional vehicular homicide
PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt filed criminal charges against 29-year-old Roy Bennett Jr. for the alleged murder a 57-year-old individual.
While the name of the deceased victim may be known to media and available in the public record, the District Attorney’s Office is asking media refrain from publishing the name until the medical examiner can perform an autopsy.
Bennett Jr. is charged with one count of murder in the second degree, one count of failure to perform the duties of a driver and one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
This investigation started on March 19, 2021 at approximately 3:30 p.m. in the area of North Crawford Avenue and North Pittsburg Avenue.
Bennett Jr. is accused of intentionally crashing into the victim and then leaving the scene.
Paramedics transported the victim to the hospital in critical condition. The victim died on March 22, 2021.
Police later determined the vehicle Bennett Jr. was driving was stolen.
The probable cause affidavit in this case is sealed pursuant to a court order.
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. Bennett Jr. is innocent unless and until proven guilty.
If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Ryan Foote Ryan.Foote@nullportlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0781 or Detective Travis Law Travis.Law@nullportlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0395.
Community members can also use the District Attorney’s Case Tip Line at 503-988-0340 or CaseTips@nullmcda.us
Brent Weisberg, Communications Director
Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office