Police ID children’s author shot, killed in bar fight

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Authorities have identified a 37-year-old children’s author who died following a shooting at a bar in Portland’s Centennial neighborhood on Friday.

Officials say Montrell D. Goss, author of “Chillin’ with the Courageous Coyote” and other works, was in an argument with another man at a bar in the 7200 block of Southeast Division Street at the time of the shooting.

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Investigators say Goss had “left the bar and went to his vehicle, where he retrieved a firearm. Goss returned to the bar and got into a confrontation and shots were fired. Two guns were recovered from the scene.”

Goss was taken by ambulance to a hospital with serious injuries, where authorities say he died Saturday morning.

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PPB says no arrests have been made, but an investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting can contact Detective Eric McDaniel at eric.mcdaniel@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503.823.0833 and
Detective Sean Macomber at sean.macomber@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503.823.0404.

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