Man pleads guilty in drive-by shooting

Incident occurred at rap concert, believed to be gang-related

By Paris Achen, Columbian courts reporter

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A Portland man pleaded guilty Wednesday to an Aug. 2 drive-by shooting that terrified patrons at a rap concert at Avenue Lounge and Restaurant in Vancouver and is believed to be gang-related.

Johnny T. Hudson, 24, repeatedly fired a pistol from a vehicle's passenger seat near a crowd gathered outside the Sifton-area nightclub, 9115 N.E. 117th Ave. His friend, Javontae N. Gibson, 19, also of Portland, allegedly drove the vehicle through the bar's parking lot.

Hudson pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of drive-by shooting and second-degree assault. He's scheduled to be sentenced by Clark County Superior Court Judge Scott Collier on Oct. 28.

Gibson is scheduled to go to trial on the charges in December.

The men are reportedly members of the Hoover Crips gang, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in court. The nightclub was hosting a rap concert for rival gang members on the night of the shooting, according to the affidavit.