PORTLAND, Ore. — The FBI says because people are afraid to come forward in cases like the one involving the murder of Makayla Harris, a reward of $25,000.00 is being offered that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for this crime. FBI Special Agent in charge Kerian Ramsey says, “This was a drive-by shooting by gangs. Makayla Harris was an unintended victim.” Six other people were injured in this mass casualty event.
The shooting happened near Southwest 3rd and Harvey Milk at Washington Street just after 2:00am. on July 17,2021. 18-year-old Harris died at the hospital.
Her family on Facebook says she was the youngest of six siblings and had just graduated from Grant High School.
People are afraid to step forward to give police information. Some worry about retaliation. It’s hoped the dollar incentive will change that.
In part of a letter read by Special Agent Ramsey, Felicia Martinez Mother of Makayla says, “I know someone out there knows who did this, please do the right thing and help hold the person or persons accountable for their actions. We deserve closure and Makayla who had her innocent life taken deserves justice. I will not stop seeking justice for my baby girl Makayla Maree Harris.”