Massive manhunt underway after officials say this man murdered a female transit worker in the police-defunded city

PORTLAND, OR – Authorities have identified a suspect in the May 5th murder of a 30-year-old woman that was fatally shot while inside of an apartment in the Cathedral Park neighborhood.

However, while the suspect has been identified, authorities have yet to locate the individual.

According to a press release from the Portland Police Bureau, 30-year-old Henry Deondrae Brogdon is believed to be the person who fatally shot Breauna White earlier in May.

Officials say that on May 5th, North Precinct officers responded to a shots fired report at approximately 10:41 a.m. at an apartment complex near North Willamette Boulevard and North Charleston Avenue.

Officers were said to have found the body of White inside of an apartment, with officials saying she died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

Image of Henry Deondrae Brogdon
Image of Henry Deondrae Brogdon – Portland Police

On May 12th, the PPB announced that the prime suspect in the homicide is Brogdon but noted that the suspect is currently at-large.

Andy Ngo from the Post Millennial, who is known for extensive coverage of crime in the Portland area, noted that the murder of White didn’t spawn the typical protesting that has become commonplace in the city:

“Last week, a black woman was murdered in Portland. Breauna White, a mother of two & a bus driver, was shot dead. The murder would normally have brought protesters & rioters to the street—but they were quiet this time. Why? The wanted suspect, Henry Deondrae Brogdon, is black.”

White was identified as being an employee for Portland’s TriMet, which the entity shared the following statement upon the news of her murder:

“We’re shocked and devastated. Bre White was a colleague and a friend. A public servant who was committed to her riders, and who approached her job with kindness and care. Our hearts go out to her family.”

Authorities have not provided any details on a possible motive for the murder.

Members of the public are urged to not approach the suspect if spotted, but to instead immediately call 911 if he’s seen.

The PPB is also asking that anyone with knowledge of the incident or the suspect’s possible whereabouts to please contact the PPB at 503-823-0781 and reference Portland Police case 21-120634.

Anonymous tips regarding the case can also be submitted through Crime Stoppers of Oregon online by clicking the link here.

This is an ongoing investigation. 

Please follow Law Enforcement Today as we continue to gather further updates on this developing case. 

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In other cases stemming from Portland, we at Law Enforcement Today recently reported on a man that was confronted by a group of armed people reportedly associated with Antifa outfits and BLM spinoffs – and was subsequently beaten by the crowd for drawing his weapon after multiple guns were drawn upon him. 

Here’s that previous report. 


PORTLAND, OR — In a startling case of victim shaming, a disabled veteran who was allegedly beaten by Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) militants was then questioned by a Portland police officer who suggested he agitated his assailants.

Journalist Victoria Taft wrote about 53-year-old Joe Hall, a former Marine and handyman taken to a Portland hospital trauma unit after he was beaten and held at gunpoint by several Antifa and BLM thugs on a busy city street last week.

The first question a Portland police officer allegedly asked the beaten victim was, “What did you do to agitate the crowd?”

Hall’s injuries included broken ribs, four fractured vertebrae, a dislocated shoulder, a partially collapsed lung and a broken eye socket from when he was kicked in the face while he was down, according to Taft.

Hall encountered his assailants, who were wielding guns, while attempting to drive his vehicle on a public street that was turned into an Antifa and BLM “no-go zone.”

Armed Antifa and BLM “security” boxed in his vehicle and surrounded him to prevent him from travelling on North Alberta near Michigan Avenue.

According to Taft, Hall’s “offense” was that he flipped off a moped driver who had cut him off in traffic on a public street. The next thing he knew, Hall was surrounded and also blocked by drivers who were helping to maintain the no-go zone.

The Portland Police Bureau received several calls last Thursday shortly after 12 p.m. about the mob, which was making its way through north Portland with “JFPK” signs and drums. Witnesses reported seeing people in the crowd openly carrying firearms and wearing tactical gear, which can be seen in the video that shows the assault on Hall.

One video also shows a man yelling at Hall and forcing him to consume a medication that is not appropriate for diabetes.

Hall told FOX 12 from his hospital bed:

“All of a sudden these agitators come out, screaming, pounding on my truck.”

Hall told Portland’s Lars Larson Radio Show on Friday that when the mob surrounded him with guns, they began calling him a racist and a Nazi, probably due to the inconvenient fact that he is white and his vehicle had U.S. Marine and Trump stickers on it.

Hall said:

“All of a sudden I heard a thump like I hit somebody. And I look up and there’s a guy standing with an AR-15 in front of me, one to the right, two to the left. I decided at that point that my life was in danger.

“I got out. I needed to clear the way to get my vehicle out of the area. So, I just bought a non-lethal device and told them I was going to use it.”

The device Hall was going to use was a pepper ball he bought from a popular online store.

Hall told FOX 12 he wanted to drive around the mob, but stopped his vehicle and got out because he thought he may have hit something.

Upon exiting his vehicle, Hall was immediately surrounded by several men with pistols, AR-15s and AK-47s.

While his truck door was open, someone took Hall’s keys and a firearm that was in his truck.

Hall told FOX 12:

“I pulled my .38 out of my right pocket and pointed it at the ground and told them if a weapon points at me again, I will shoot to eliminate the threat.”

After revealing his gun, Hall said someone tackled him to the ground and took it away, and then other people started kicking and beating him up.

In another video of the incident, a woman is heard yelling, “Hey, stop!” when Hall gets tackled to the pavement. In the same clip, a school bus is seen trying to go down a cross street.

Twitter user @zerosum24 (who has since protected their tweets online) commented on the video, saying:

“Ted Wheeler will be responsible when some innocent neutron in Portland gets their shit splat.

“This is nuts, and why is Antifa acting like cops?

“Residential area, multiple rifles and handguns pointed by Tifa n motorist. School bus stops right in front of it. Insane.”

Hannah Morris spoke to FOX 12 and said she saw part of the chaos from her window:

“It looked like he was face down and then people were kneeling on top of him.”

Hall himself said he thought he was going to die and wants to know why Portland police didn’t intervene after receiving other calls about the violent group.

Another driver near Interstate Avenue and Killingsworth reported his vehicle’s back window was smashed and the tires slashed by the same unruly mob.

After he recovers from his injuries, Hall told FOX 12 he will be moving away from Portland:

“I’m done. I’m done working in Portland. I’m shutting my business down and I’m probably not going to be coming back.”

Hall filed a police report for assault and said he will be pursuing bias crime charges based on what people were shouting at him, according to FOX 12.

FOX 12 also reached out to one of the march organizers on Twitter, but did not get a response.

It also reported that the Portland Police Bureau has not released any updates on the investigation or whether there have been any citations or arrests regarding this incident.

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