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UPDATE: DA Mike Schmidt Announces Guilty Verdict for Private Security Guard Who Shot and Killed a Civilian - 05/23/23

UPDATE: Today, Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Christopher Marshall sentenced Logan Gimbel to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years. Gimbel is currently in custody in Multnomah County and will be transferred to the Department of Corrections to serve his sentence.

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Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt today announced that a Multnomah County jury found Logan Conrad Gimbel, 30, guilty of the fatal shooting of Freddy Nelson, 49, while sitting in his truck at a Lowe’s parking lot near Delta Park on May 29, 2021.

The trial took place in front of Judge Christopher Marshall from April 25 to May 8, 2023, with Senior Deputy District Attorneys Amanda Nadell and Todd Jackson as prosecutors. The 12-person jury delivered the verdict yesterday, finding Gimbel guilty of:

  • One count of Murder in the Second Degree with a Firearm
  • One count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon with a Firearm
  • Two counts of Unlawful Use of Mace in the Second Degree

The jury also found Gimbel not guilty on one count of Recklessly Endangering Another Person. Gimbel is currently in custody and will be sentenced by Judge Marshall on May 23.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office thanks the Portland Police Bureau for their assistance with this case.


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