Gang member charged in February downtown shooting

Gang member charged in February downtown shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Police have charged a 22-year-old known gang member on attempted murder charges relating to a February shooting in front of a bar in Southwest Portland.

On Thursday, Jeray Lashawn Jessi was charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault and unlawful use of a firearm related to the Feb. 22 shooting in front of the Thirsty Lion Bar. He is being held on $500,000 bail.

The charges stem from an incident that started as a fight, which escalated into Cortez Wade, 20, being shot once through the back and out of his abdomen. The Gang Team began its investigation that night.

Gang detectives are still investigating the case and want anyone who has any information about the shooting to call Detective Mitch Hergert at 503-823-2081.