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Richard Harris-Jones is accused of providing a gun used in the shooting outside Shimmers Gentleman's Club.

VIA GOOGLE MAPS - Shimmers Gentleman's Club is located in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood of Portland. A local man is facing an attempted murder charge for a shooting last month in a strip club parking lot.

Richard Kadeem Harris-Jones didn't fire the gun that wounded another customer at Shimmers Gentleman's Club, 8000 S.E. Foster Road, but prosecutors say he provided it to the shooter moments before shots were fired.

It all started around 2:20 a.m. on July 30, when Portland Police Bureau officers arrived at the strip joint and found Navine Sharma prone on the asphalt with bullet holes in his right thigh and left knee, according to court documents. The victim was rushed to the hospital.

Witnesses told police Sharma got into an argument inside the club that later spilled out into the parking lots, per a probable cause affidavit.

The situation turned violent after Harris-Jones retrieved a gun from his Jeep Compass and then handed it to an unidentified woman, the affidavit says, citing surveillance footage. The woman had trouble "manipulating" the gun, the court papers say, so Harris-Jones reached over and did something to the firearm.

The woman then opened fire, per prosecutors.

Multnomah County prosecutors are pursuing charges of attempted murder, second-degree assault and for being a felon in possession of a gun. The 28-year-old was on probation for a felony fourth-degree assault conviction stemming from a 2018 incident in Gresham, records show.

Harris-Jones wasn't arrested until Sept. 7, and remains in the downtown jail at this time.


Zane Sparling
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