September 13, 2022
Elisabeth Shepard, Communications Director
DA Mike Schmidt announces arraignment of suspect in Lents break-in and fatal shooting
PORTLAND, Oregon – Today Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Shaka Imani Chambers, 46, was arraigned today on three charges, Murder in the Second Degree with a Firearm, Burglary in the First Degree with a Firearm – Constituting Domestic Violence, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon with a Firearm.
The charges stem from an alleged incident on September 4 at an apartment located in the area of Southeast 90th Avenue. The victim in this homicide is identified as 27-year-old Juan Carlos Artiles. The Medical Examiner determined the cause of death as a gunshot wound and the manner of death a homicide. The Artiles’ family is asking for privacy at this time.
The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Domestic Violence Unit is committed to ending family abuse. The unit engages in evidence-based prosecution of domestic violence. It emphasizes the importance of victim advocacy services for all victims and their children.
Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office Victim Assistance Program: 503-988-3222
Call to Safety: 1-888-235-5333
The Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services: 503-988-6400
For monthly updates on firearm-related prosecutions, you can visit the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office Gun Violence Data Dashboard. The dashboard is searchable by date, location, and charge. It also tracks demographic information about victims of gun violence.
A charging document is only an accusation of a crime. Chambers is innocent unless and until proven guilty.