April 23, 2021
DA Mike Schmidt announces murder suspect charged in second alleged homicide
PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that a grand jury indicted Quentin Blackmon for the alleged murder of Thomas Hammond.
Blackmon is now charged with two murders and the attempted murder of a third person.
|Shooting Date||Location||Victim||Charges||Indictment Date|
|August 20, 2020||4300 block of Northeast 93rd Avenue||Thomas Hammond||Murder in the First Degree, Robbery in the First Degree, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
|April 20, 2021.
Case No. 21CR19276
|August 24, 2020||Northeast 111th and Northeast Sandy Boulevard.||Note: The District Attorney’s Office is not identifying the attempted murder victim for their safety.||Attempted Murder in the Second Degree with a Firearm, Attempted First Degree Assault with a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon with a Firearm, and Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.||October 23, 2020
Case No. 20CR58447
|October 01, 2020||Northeast 111th and Northeast Sandy Boulevard.||Michael Epps||Murder in the Second Degree with a Firearm, Unlawful use of a Weapon with a Firearm and Being a Felon in possession of a firearm.||October 23, 2020
Case No. 20CR58447
Based on available information to law enforcement, the October 01, 2020 homicide does not appear to be random.
It is alleged that on August 20, 2021, Blackmon used a firearm to carjack Hammond and that in the course of that robbery, Blackmon shot and killed Hammond. This case appears to be a stranger-on-stranger homicide.
Law enforcement arrested Blackmon on October 02, 2020 on a probation violation while detectives investigated the October 01, 2020 homicide.
Portland Police Bureau homicide detectives, working with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, conducted additional investigative follow up to present evidence to the grand jury alleging Blackmon’s involvement in the August 20, 2020 homicide of Hammond.
No additional information can be released by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office at this time.
A charging document is only an accusation of a crime. Blackmon is innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Brent Weisberg, Communications Director
Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office