Suspect pleads guilty to assaulting, killing man near Portland State University campus

Nicholas Hannan booking photo courtesy Multnomah County Jail

PORTLAND, Ore. – A 20-year-old Portland man pleaded guilty to killing and assaulting a 21-year-old man in November 2017.

Nicholas Hannan appeared in Multnomah County Circuit Court and pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter with a firearm and second-degree assault in connection to Diego Tejeda-Manzo’s death.

Hannan will be sentenced to 15 years in prison on Jan 15.

According to court documents, Portland police officers responded to reports of a disturbance and a shooting near the Vue Apartment Complex in the 1700 block of Southwest Park Avenue around 1 a.m. on Nov. 7.

When officers arrived, they found Tejeda-Manzo suffering from a gunshot wound. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office later determined Tejeda-Manzo died of homicidal violence.

According to information stated during a release hearing in February 2018, Hannan and others confronted Tejeda-Manzo outside a sandwich shop. During the altercation, Hannan physically attacked Tejeda-Manzo and fired multiple rounds from a handgun.

Investigators determined that 27-year-old David Michael Brown and possibly two others were with Hannan and participated in assaulting Tejeda-Manzo.

Detectives learned Tejeda-Manzo was armed during the altercation and shot back at Hannan. Hannan was struck in the abdomen.

Hannan’s co-defendant, Brown, is currently charged with one count of second-degree assault and third-degree assault. His next court date is scheduled for Wednesday.

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