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Two arrested in Shiloh Hampton murder

The 14-year-old was gunned down the afternoon of April 18 across the street from the Lloyd Center Mall. Over 100 officers worked the case leading to the arrests.
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PORTLAND -- Two men were arrested Thursday and accused of the murder of 14-year-old Shiloh Hampton last month outside the Lloyd Center Mall, Portland police said.

Jimmie Ray Sanders-Garcia, 20, and 21-year-old Edward Mohr were accused of murder, attempted murder and unlawful use of a weapon, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson.

They were both being held in the Multnomah County jail.

Police said they expect more arrests in the shooting death of Hampton.

Though we have two individuals in custody, we feel there are others who share responsibility, acting police chief Larry O'Dea said.

Background: Boy fatally wounded in shooting near mall

Hampton, a freshman at Madison High School, was shot April 18 near the the intersection of NE 11th Street and NE Multnomah Street.

He died two days later from gunshot wounds to his head and abdomen.

The suspects were charged with his murder, and they face attempted murder charges because other people were standing with Hampton at the time of the shooting.

Following a second shooting that same week, Portland police stepped up gang patrols.

More: Gang violence prompts higher police profile

Search warrants were served at unspecified locations by SERT teams from the Portland Police Bureau, Gresham Police and Washington County Tactical Negotiation Team, police said.

Over 100 officers worked on the Hampton case. The effort included the detective, drug and vice division of the Portland Police Bureau, as well as its gang unit and North Precinct.

The U.S. Marshals Service Oregon Fugitive Task Force also assisted with the effort.

A 1989 white Mercedes was confiscated as part of the investigation. That vehicle was seen by some leaving the shooting scene.

Photos: Shooting scene

At a Friday press conference, a plea was made for anyone with information to help police.

Drop a dime, implored T. Allen Bethel of the Albina Ministerial Alliance. Get the tips out, get the information out. That's all we're asking.

Portland Mayor Sam Adams said a push during Easter services at churches across Portland made the difference in getting witnesses to come forward.

The investigation continues. Anyone with information was asked to contact Detective Paul Dolbey at (503) 823-0451 .

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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