Jahrell Lillard Shooting Suspects Arrested

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.

Shortly after 6 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 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 -- 19-year-old Jeffrey Charles Jessie, 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 SE 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
  • Parole Violation

The 17-year-old is being held at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Facility. He faces Measure 11 crimes.

Photo below: Suspects leaving the Clackamas Town Center parking lot


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