Jahrell Lillard, brother of Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard, was shot in a confrontation in the parking lot of Clackamas Town Center on Thursday night, according to reports from multiple Portland news stations.
Two African-American males got in a confrontation with Lillard in the parking lot that ended with the Lillard being shot, according to Sgt. Brian Jensen with the sheriff’s office. The shooting was reported at around 9 p.m.
Lillard made his way into a nearby Macy’s Home Store, where he collapsed on the floor and was given first aid, Jensen said. He was taken to a hospital but Jensen was not sure how serious Lillard’s injuries were.
The two suspects were last seen running onto Southeast Monterrey Avenue.
Several cars were hit by gunfire as well, Jensen said.
This news comes on the heels of the birth of Lillard’s first child, Damian Lillard Jr., on Thursday morning. Our thoughts are with Lillard’s family during this time.
JUST IN: Investigators say Jahrell Lillard had surgery last night and is recovering from his wounds. Jahrell was shot yesterday at Clackamas Town Center and he is @Dame_Lillard’s half brother.— Eileen Park (@EileenParkTV) March 30, 2018
Damian Lillard’s half-brother shot last night, expected to survive. @ClackCoSheriff Detectives briefing this morning, may get more information about what happened and why after that. @KGWNews pic.twitter.com/TmC4nVowvv— Tim Gordon (@TimGordonPDX) March 30, 2018
UPDATE: @ClackCoSheriff confirms Jahrell Lillard, @Dame_Lillard's half brother, appears to have been targeted in the parking lot.— Eileen Park (@EileenParkTV) March 30, 2018
Sgt. Jensen says surveillance video shows that Lillard didn't provoke or confront suspects. The two suspects just started shooting at him.