Multnomah County
District Attorney

1200 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 5200
Portland, OR 97204
503-988-3162

Multnomah County District Attorney

 
1200 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 5200
| Portland, OR 97204
| 503-988-3162
 

Jury Finds Quentin Blackmon Guilty of 2020 Homicide in the Sumner Neighborhood

May 1, 2024

Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt today announced that a Multnomah County jury delivered a guilty verdict for Quentin Blackmon, 43, for the 2020 fatal shooting of Thomas Hammond, 66, in northeast Portland. 

Incident

On August 20, 2020 at approximately 4:04 p.m., Portland Police officers responded to the 4300 block of Northeast 90th Avenue on reports of a shooting. When officers arrived on scene, they found evidence of gunfire and a victim, later identified as Thomas Hammond. The investigation revealed that Blackmon used a firearm to carjack Hammond and that in the course of the robbery, Blackmon shot and killed Hammond. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined the cause of Hammond’s death was a gunshot wound and the manner of death a homicide. 

Officers arrested Blackmon on October 2, 2020. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center where he has been held ever since. He pled not guilty in this case.

Trial & Verdict

The trial took place in front of Judge Kelly Skye from April 15-30, with Senior Deputy District Attorney JR Ujifusa and Deputy District Attorney Chris Shull as prosecutors. The 12-person jury delivered the verdict on April 30, finding Nelson guilty of:

  • One count of Manslaughter in the First Degree
  • One count of Robbery in the First Degree
  • One count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Firearm)
  • One count of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle

In a bifurcated court trial on May 1, the court also found Blackmon guilty of one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 23 at 1 p.m. in front of Judge Skye. 

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office thanks Det. Ryan Foote and the Portland Police Bureau for their assistance with this case.

Pending Murder Case

Blackmon has a separate case pending for the murder of Michael Epps. That case is also being prosecuted by Senior Deputy District Attorney JR Ujifusa and Deputy District Attorney Chris Shull, and is scheduled for trial in September 2024.

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