Grand jury says no murder charge in fatal MAX station shooting

Grand jury says no murder charge in fatal MAX station shooting
Silvano Velasquez.

PORTLAND, Ore. – A Multnomah County grand jury has decided not to indict an 18-year-old man on a murder charge for a fatal shooting at the Holgate MAX stop.

A law enforcement source told KATU that a strong self-defense case was made for Silvano Velasquez.

The shooting happened Oct. 11 at the MAX station at Southeast 93rd and Holgate.

Abukar Madey, 15, died of a gunshot wound to the head and a second victim, 22-year-old Lucio Alejandro Ramirez-Navarra, a.k.a. Alex Ramirez, survived after being shot several times.

The grand jury was apparently swayed by surveillance camera video that showed a friend of Madey's was the aggressor in this case, threatening Velasquez and his girlfriend.