Man charged in 1994 Portland murder

A photo of Brian Hill, who died after being shot in the driveway of his Portland home on May 19, 1994. On May 24, 2013, 37-year-old Marvin Lee Lambert was indicted on murder charges in Hill's death. (Portland Police Bureau)
A photo of Brian Hill, who died after being shot in the driveway of his Portland home on May 19, 1994. On May 24, 2013, 37-year-old Marvin Lee Lambert was indicted on murder charges in Hill's death. (Portland Police Bureau)

(KOIN) – More 19 years after a man was fatally shot in his driveway, cold case detectives have identified a suspect.

On May 24, 2013, 37-year-old Marvin Lee Lambert was indicted by a grand jury on murder charges in the May 19, 1994 shooting death of Brian Hill in Portland. This photo of Lambert is from 2004. (Portland Police Bureau)
 Marvin Lee Lambert in a photo from 2004. (Portland Police Bureau)

On May 24, a Multnomah County grand jury indicted 37-year-old Marvin Lee Lambert on one count each of murder and felony murder in the shooting death of 26-year-old Brian Hill.

On the night of May 19, 1994, Hill was shot in the driveway of his home at 6435 N. Gay Ave., where he resided with his girlfriend and his two children. According to Portland police, he was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He passed away from his injuries almost one month later, on June 16, 1994.

The Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit reopened the investigation in 2010. Working with the Oregon State Police Crime Laboratory and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, they identified Lambert as a suspect.

Lambert is currently in federal custody, according to Portland police. He will likely be arraigned on these charges sometime in the new few weeks.

Portland police said this is the 40th cold case homicide solved since 2004.

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