Brother’s Shooter Pleads Guilty
… To Attempted Murder
3/13/2019 9:28 AM PDT
One of the men who shot Damian Lillard‘s brother in a mall parking lot last year has plead guilty to attempted murder … TMZ Sports has learned.
As we previously reported, 20-year-old Jahrell Lillard — the Portland Trailblazers star’s half brother — was shot on March 29, 2018 during an altercation with 2 men in Clackamas County, Oregon.
Cops say Lillard was shot in the Clackamas Town Center parking lot in what appeared to be a targeted attack — with witnesses saying they heard 5-to-10 gunshots fired in the confrontation.
Jahrell suffered injuries … but reportedly survived the attack — with Damian saying just a day after the shooting that his brother was “stable” and “doing fine.”
Now, we’ve learned one of the men responsible for the shooting, 20-year-old Jeffrey Jessie, cut a deal with prosecutors in the case and has pleaded guilty to attempted murder and one count of felon in possession of a firearm in order to avoid a jury trial.
Jessie was facing FOUR total felonies … which added up to a possible punishment of 50 YEARS behind bars.
Unclear what Jessie will face now after agreeing to the plea deal — he’s due back in court next week for sentencing — but the maximum punishment for his 2 charges is now 25 years.