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Nehemiah Beavers receives 55 month prison sentence for SE Portland shooting - 06/06/19

June 6, 2019

Nehemiah Beavers receives 55 month prison sentence for SE Portland shooting

Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that 26-year-old Nehemiah Beavers received a 55 month prison sentence after being linked to a shooting that occurred on September 22, 2018 in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood. 

This investigation started when Portland Police responded to reports of shots fired in the 3100 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard. Officer Two people were shot. 

Members of the Portland Police Bureau’s Gun Violence Reduction Team located surveillance video that captured a red Mercedes Benz with Washington license plates pull into the parking lot of a motel and stop in front of one of the rooms. 

The vehicle was registered to Beavers. 

While at the motel, Beavers got into a fight and was captured on video reaching into his car, pulling out a handgun and shooting towards a group of people.

One of the victims was shot in the upper left shoulder while the other victim was shot once in the left elbow and once in the chest. 

Both victims survived their injuries. 

On March 6, 2019 Beavers pleaded guilty to one count of attempted assault in the first degree with a firearm and assault in the second degree.

By pleading guilty, Beavers admitted that he intentionally attempted to cause serious physical injury to another person with a firearm and that he knowingly caused physical injury to a second person by means of dangerous weapon. 

The State believes is this an appropriate resolution given the facts of this case and Mr. Beavers’ lack of prior criminal convictions.

This sentence takes into account Mr. Beavers’ willingness to take responsibility for his extremely dangerous actions while also being mindful of the potential challenges that came up during the trial.

Mr. Beavers changed his plea to guilty on May 6, 2019, halfway through his six-day trial.

Upon his release, Beavers will be on three years of post-prison supervision. 


Contact: Brent Weisberg, Communications Director 
Phone: 503.988.6567 

Attached Media Files: PR-19-120-Nehemiah_Beavers.pdf
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