Portland strip club killer gets 22 years

Police: Shooting may have stemmed from suspect being 'disrespected'

Jontae Rydale Mixon, 28, is accused of shooting five people. (Credit: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The man who shot five people, wounding four and killing one after being “disrespected” will spend the next 22 years in prison.

Jontae Rydale Mixon, 28, changed his plea Monday to one count of first-degree manslaughter, attempted first-degree assault, attempted second-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault. He was originally charged with murder and various counts of assault.

Members of the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force, Portland Police Bureau, Gresham Police and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mixon last July.

According to police and prosecutors, Mixton went to the Soobie’s Bar & Grill Strip Club late July 4, 2015. In the early morning hours of July 5, police responded to the business on reports of multiple shots fired.

Investigators said that there were about 20-30 people in the back parking lot hanging out. Mixon arrived and knew some of the people in the group. There was an altercation and Mixon reportedly felt that he had been disrespected, officials said.

Hahrahcio Roy Branch, seen in an undated photo released by PPB, died in a shooting at Soobie's Bar and Grill Strip Club in Portland, July 5, 2014
Hahrahcio Roy Branch, seen in an undated photo released by PPB, died in a shooting at Soobie’s Bar and Grill Strip Club in Portland, July 5, 2014

Ladarrius Deon Givens, 25, reportedly punched Mixon in the face. Mixon also had his gold chain ripped off by another person, police said.

Mixton returned to his vehicle. Instead of driving away, he drove towards the crowd, rolled down his passenger window and fired several rounds from a handgun, police said.

Five of those rounds struck people who were in the crowd. Police said Hahrahcio Roy Branch died after being transported to a local trauma hospital. Police said Lamarcus Sanchez Miles, 26, suffered an injury to one of his eyes. Givens suffered an injury to one of his legs. Tony Dwayne Allen, 32, suffered an injury to his head. Samantha Sonnel Jones, 27, suffered an injury to one of her legs, police said.

At the time of the shooting, Miles, Givens and Jones were dropped off by private vehicles at Portland Adventist Medical Center in Southeast Portland, police say. All are recovering, police say.

Givens is being held in the Multnomah County Detention Center. He was arrested Friday on allegations of promoting and compelling prostitution.

Police said July’s shooting involved several known gang associates.

Branch, officials said, had a daughter. She was born after he passed away.

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