Affidavit: Deadly Gresham shooting, high-speed chase followed botched robbery


A murder suspect told detectives that a deadly shooting and high-speed chase followed an attempted robbery that “did not go as planned,” according to court documents.

Police responded to a parking lot at Southeast 174th Avenue and Stark Street in Gresham at 2:33 p.m. Friday.

Officers arrived and found Ravell Deshawn Sterling, 22, dead at the scene. The suspects were gone when police arrived.

According to court documents, Sterling suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

A probable cause affidavit states officers found a 9mm casing, two Winchester .45 caliber casings and one Hornady .45 caliber casing on the ground.

About 15 minutes after the shooting, a Portland Police Bureau sergeant notified dispatchers that he located a gold-colored Cadillac Deville with Washington plates heading north on I-205 that matched the description of a car at the shooting scene.  

Court documents state three

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