Men accused of shooting Damian Lillard's half-brother sentenced to 7.5 years in prison

Taivon Campbell and Jeffrey Charles Jessie

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. – The two men arrested in the March 2018 shooting of Portland Trail Blazers player Damian Lillard’s half-brother were sentenced to seven and a half years in prison Monday.

Jeffrey Charles Jessie, III, and Taivon Campbell were both sentenced to 90 months in prison for attempted murder.

Jessie pleaded guilty to the charge and also pleaded guilty to a charge of felon in possession of a firearm.

Jahrell Lillard was shot in the parking lot of Clackamas Town Center on March 29, 2018 just after 6 p.m. He was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Jessie was arrested in connection with Lillard's shooting during a standoff with police on May 4, 2018 at the Riverwalk Apartments on SE Causey Street in Happy Valley. He's facing attempted murder, assault, unlawful use of weapon, attempted assault, attempted robbery and parole violation charges in the March 29 shooting.

Campbell, was arrested at the same time, also in connection with Lillard's shooting. Additionally, Campbell was charged in connection with a robbery and shooting that occurred in NE Portland on March 8, 2018.

Jessie was also charged in connection with a shooting from March 12, 2018 in Portland.

That shooting occurred in the parking lot of a business on NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at NE Holman Street. Initial reports stated there was a shootout between someone in a car and a group of people outside the business. No one was hurt, however, bullets damaged several cars, a fence, and a building.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off