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News Release
Jury Finds Jaizion Propps Guilty of Manslaughter in 2021 Fatal Shooting - 06/05/24

Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt today announced that a Multnomah County jury delivered a guilty verdict for Jaizion Nathaniel Propps, 23, for a 2021 fatal shooting in North Portland. 

Incident

On Saturday, June 19, 2021, at approximately 9:54 p.m., Portland Police Bureau officers were dispatched to a report of someone shot at North Columbia Way and North Midway Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene, they located a victim, 19-year-old Alexander Douglas Martinson, who was critically wounded. Mr. Martinson was transported by ambulance to a Portland area hospital, where he later died as a result of his injuries. The Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined that Martinson died as a result of a gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide.

Based on the law enforcement investigation, Jaizion Propps was identified as the shooter, and an arrest warrant was granted. Officers from the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force and PPB East Precinct located and arrested Propps on July 2, 2021, and he was taken into custody in Multnomah County. 

Trial & Verdict

The trial took place in front of Judge Cheryl Albrecht from May 13 to June 4, with Senior Deputy District Attorney Chuck Mickley and Deputy District Attorney Aileen Santoyo as prosecutors. The 12-person jury delivered the verdict on June 4, finding Propps guilty of:

  • One count of Manslaughter in the First Degree with a Firearm 
  • Three counts of Unlawful Use of A Weapon with a Firearm
  • One count of Menacing
  • One count of Attempted Coercion
  • One count of Reckless Driving
  • Seven counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person 
  • Five counts of Tampering with a Witness
  • Two counts of Hindering Prosecution
  • Two counts of Tampering with Physical Evidence

Propps is also being prosecuted for four counts of Perjury related to his testimony before the Multnomah County Grand Jury. Sentencing is scheduled for July 9, 2024, in front of Judge Albrecht. Propps remains in custody in Multnomah County pending sentencing.  

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office thanks the Portland Police Bureau for their assistance with this case, in particular Detectives Clifton and Greenlee.

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