PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say an informant told them that a 14-year-old boy fatally shot in April after leaving Lloyd Center mall with friends was not the intended target, but was just caught in the middle of a gang rivalry.
Detective Paul Dolbey testified Friday that a woman who knows one of two men arrested in the case heard him talking about the shooting to another man. The detective says the informant reports that Jimmie Ray Sanders-Garcia had said the boy shouldn’t have gotten in the way.
Sanders-Garcia and Edward Mohr are accused of killing Shiloh Hampton on April 18. Multnomah County Circuit Judge Edward Jones denied bail for the two. They will remain jailed until their trial, set for next May.
The defendants’ lawyers contend that prosecutors lack direct proof tying their clients to the crime.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com