Portland State's Strickland killed in shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland State University has confirmed that a man fatally shot Friday at a house in the city was a basketball player at the school.

The school said in a statement that it "mourns the tragic loss of student-athlete Deante Strickland.''

Strickland, 22, played basketball at Portland State after starring at Casper College in Wyoming.

Police in Portland say 30-year-old Tamena Strickland was taken into custody late Friday following the shooting.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Deante Strickland's uncle, Damian Strickland, said Tamena Strickland is Deante Strickland's sister.

Portland police didn't immediately respond to inquiries from The Associated Press.

Tamena Strickland is being held in the Multnomah County Detention Center without bail on suspicion of murder and two counts of attempted murder.

Authorities say the shooting occurred at a house and that two women were also injured by gunfire and sustained what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

It's not clear from online records if Tamena Strickland has an attorney.

Strickland earned all-state honors at Central Catholic High School in Portland, where he played basketball and football.

He was a member of Central Catholic's state-champion football teams his junior and senior years, and was a key reserve on Portland State's men's basketball team the past two seasons, averaging 7.4 points in 65 games. He was planning to play running back for Portland State's football team this fall.

"My heart is broken,'' said Valerie Cleary, Portland State's athletic director. "Strick was one of the best. He put so much dedication into all he did on and off the court. He truly represented our Viking values and his hometown of Portland. I will never forget his smile.''

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.