The FBI, working with Portland Police Bureau, is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of those responsible for the shooting death of Evelin Navarro-Barajas. This reward is in addition to the CrimeStoppers reward of up to $2,500 previously offered.
On June 18, 2020, 23-year-old Evelin Navarro-Barajas spent the afternoon at the river. That evening, Evelin and a group of friends that included children gathered in a parking lot in the 6700 block of Northeast Killingsworth Street. Just before midnight, a vehicle stopped on the street near the parking lot. A suspect or suspects exited the vehicle and fired multiple shots at the group. Evelin was shot and died early in the morning of June 19th. A friend was shot and survived.
Evidence suggests this was a gang-motivated shooting, however, there is no indication that Evelin and her friends were gang-affiliated.
The FBI is offering this reward as part of the Metro Safe Streets Task Force’s effort to stem violence in the region and to remove illegal guns from the streets. The FBI, ATF, Portland Police Bureau, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, and the Gresham Police Department are the investigating agencies that make up the Safe Streets Task Force. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office are the prosecutorial partners who support the task force’s work.
Anyone with information about the Navarro-Barajas homicide or any other shooting should contact the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181, at (800) CALL-FBI or at tips.fbi.gov. Tips may also be submitted to CrimeStoppers at www.crimestoppersoforegon.com.