Police announce arrests in shooting of Jahrell Lillard
Police announced on May 9 arrests made the previous Friday, in which the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Portland Police Bureau arrested two suspects in connection with multiple shootings -- including the March 29 shooting of Jahrell Lillard in the Clackamas Town Center parking lot.
Clackamas Sheriff's Office Homicide and Violent Crime Unit (HVCU) detectives, Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team (TNT) personnel, U.S. Marshals and Clackamas County Inter-agency Task Force (CCITF) personnel arrested one of the two suspects -- Jeffrey Charles Jessie, 19, of Portland -- at the Riverwalk Apartments in Happy Valley.
Meanwhile, Portland Police arrested the second suspect -- a 17-year-old juvenile -- during a simultaneous raid at a Southeast Portland apartment.
The two suspects in the shooting of Jahrell Lillard were identified through forensic evidence recovered at the March 29 shooting scene in the Clackamas Town Center parking lot. The recovered evidence linked the mall shooting to two separate Portland Police shooting investigations. Sheriff's Office detectives joined forces with Portland Police detectives to identify and arrest the suspects.
These two suspects are now believed to be involved in three separate attempted-murder investigations in Portland and Clackamas County.
Jeffrey Charles Jessie was arraigned Monday, May 7 in Clackamas County Circuit Court. He is currently in Clackamas County Jail on charges that include:
Attempted Murder (3 counts)
Assault I (2 counts)
Assault II (2 counts)
Unlawful Use of a Weapon (7 counts)
Attempted Assault I
Attempted Robbery II
Bail is set at $820,000.
Sheriff's Office HVCU detectives also interviewed the 17-year-old who was arrested by Portland Police; authorities believe he is the second shooter in the March 29 Jahrell Lillard attempted murder. Because of his age his identity has not been disclosed at this time.