September 21, 2023
Today, Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Michael Greenlick sentenced Nathan Wayne Moore, 43, to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years. The sentence follows an August 16th verdict where a 12-person jury found Moore guilty of three charges, including Murder in the Second Degree with a Firearm. This case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorneys Sean Hughey and Leslie Wu. Moore is currently in custody in Multnomah County and will be transported to the Oregon Department of Corrections to serve his sentence.
The DA’s Office would like to thank PPB Detective Rico Beniga for his work on this case and the courageous family members who presented victim impact statements at sentencing today.
*Original Message (8/18/2023)*
Jury Finds Nathan Wayne Moore Guilty for 2018 Murder of Dominique Scott Eivers in Southeast Portland
Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt today announced that a Multnomah County jury delivered a guilty verdict for Nathan Wayne Moore, 43, for the fatal shooting of Dominique Scott Eivers, 41, in November 2018.
The investigation into this case started when, on November 19, 2018, officers with the Portland Police Bureau received information about shots fired in the 13000 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard. Officers arrived and began speaking with several people. While conducting their initial investigation, officers located blood on the ground.
Law enforcement later learned that a male subject, identified as Mr. Eivers, had been dropped off at a local hospital by private vehicle. Mr. Eivers died as a result of a gunshot injury, according to the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office. Moore was identified as the suspect and taken into custody on November 19 at a residence located within the crime scene. A grand jury indicted Moore on November 29, 2018.
The trial took place in front of Judge Michael Greenlick from August 7-16, 2023, with Deputy District Attorneys Sean Hughey and Leslie Wu as prosecutors. The 12-person jury delivered the verdict on August 16, finding Moore guilty of three charges:
- Murder in the Second Degree with a Firearm
- Unlawful Use of a Weapon with a Firearm
- Felon in Possession of a Firearm with a Firearm
Moore is currently in custody at the Multnomah County Detention Center and is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Greenlick on September 21.
The DA’s Office thanks the PPB officers and detectives who worked this case.