Court docs: Teen charged with attempted murder 'started making video' before shooting

Jeffrey David Terrell appears in court on February 13, 2018 - KATU image

A 17-year-old is accused of shooting another teenager several times at a Bethany home earlier this month.

Jeffrey David Terrell is charged with attempted murder and assault in the first degree. He's being tried as an adult.

On the evening of February 5, Washington County deputies responded to a home on NW Rondos Drive for a reported shooting.

Arriving deputies found the 16-year-old victim bleeding. He was rushed to the hospital and is recovering from the gunshot wounds.

Detectives later identified Terrell as a suspect in the shooting, after showing the victim a picture of the accused shooter. Terrell was arrested Monday afternoon in Downtown Portland.

The Washington County teen made his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon. He did not enter a plea.

According to court documents, the victim was shot six times, including once in the head.

The victim told detectives Terrell allegedly "took out his cell phone and started making a video, and then took out a gun and shot him multiple times."

The Washington County District Attorney's Office would not say if they have that video in evidence.

At the scene, detectives found "blood-stained clothing, sheets and shoes," as well as multiple shell casing from a .380 caliber semiautomatic handgun.

Investigators also interviewed a teenager who identified herself as Terrell's girlfriend.

Documents say she told detectives that Terrell "confessed on the phone that he shot [the victim]."

Detectives say the girl knew the victim, and "recently connected with [the victim]" at the Bethany home. The DA's Office declined to elaborate in further detail the nature of their relationship, citing the open investigation.

In court, Terrell mouthed "I love you" to his sister who attended the hearing. She told KATU off-camera she stands by her brother and says he is a "good kid."

When asked how Terrell knew the victim, she said, "he has a lot of friends."

It's not clear if Terrell is enrolled in school or employed.

A spokesperson for the Beaverton School District said Terrell attended Aloha High School as a freshman, but left shy of completing his sophomore year in March of 2017.

Terrell's next court appearance is scheduled for February 21.

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