Two arrested for Hampton murder
Police say 100 officers worked on the case since mid-April shooting near Lloyd Center
Portland police have arrested two men for the murder of Shiloh Hampton.
The 14-year-old Madison High School student was shot April 18 while walking with friends near Lloyd Center. He died two days later.
Police have charged 20-year-old Jimmie Ray Sanders-Garcia and 21-year-old Edward Mohr with murder, attempted murder and unlawful use of a weapon. Both were booked into the downtown Multnomah County Jail.
More than 100 officers worked on the investigation every day since the shooting, including detectives, the Drugs and Vice Division, the Gang Enforcement Team, officers of North Precinct and the U.S. Marshals Service Oregon Fugitive Task Force.
Search warrants during the two arrests were served by the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team, the Washington County Sheriff's Office Tactical Negotiations Team and the Gresham Police Department's Special Emergency Response Team.
A white 1989 Mercedes also was seized as evidence in the investigation. Witnesses said the people who fired gunshots at the young man were in a white Mercedes with a lowered suspension and tinted windows.
At a Friday morning press conference, Mayor Sam Adams praised the Albina Ministerial Alliance for asking people with information about the shooting to come forward during their Easter sermons. He said tips led to the arrests, but he could not share other details about the investigation because it is ongoing.