Fairview teen gets 12-year sentence for 2016 shooting
A Fairview teen was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison Friday, June 8, after being found responsible for a 2016 Gresham killing.
Jamaine Oliver Jr., 19, was convicted of one count of first-degree manslaughter with a firearm after an encounter that left 19-year-old Christopher Moss Jr. shot and killed in a parking lot near Northeast 162nd Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street.
On October 27, 2016, Gresham police officers responded to reports of the shooting. Upon arrival, they found Moss suffering from critical injuries. He later died from a gunshot wound.
Through an investigation, detectives learned that Oliver was the shooter, and took him into custody shortly after the shooting. On May 22 of this year, Oliver appeared before Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Eric J. Bergstrom and pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced his formal sentencing on June 8.
During the sentencing, the victim's father, Christopher Moss Sr., told the court his family feels empty without his son. The family also spoke about their willingness to forgive Oliver.
"My prayers are that you don't have to ever go through what we're going through," Moss Sr. said. "I hope you find a way forward. You didn't have to pull the trigger that night. You didn't have to shoot my son. In my heart, I want to forgive you. It's the only way I will be at peace, but I will never forget."
Upon his release from prison, Oliver will be on 36 months of post-prison supervision.