Cinco de Mayo shooter gets 8 years in prison

Police say the 19-year-old victim was involved in a dispute with Holdman

Bruce Holdman, 21, was sentenced to 8 years in prison on Monday. (MCSO)
Bruce Holdman, 21, was sentenced to 8 years in prison on Monday. (MCSO)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 21-year-old man who opened fire in Waterfront Park during this year’s Cinco de Mayo Festival will spend the next 8 years in prison.

Bruce Jeffrey Holdman was sentenced Monday to 100 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count each of attempted murder and second-degree assault.

The shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. on May 26 near the Morrison Bridge along the seawall. Police say the 19-year-old victim was involved in a dispute with Holdman.

The shooting occurred outside the Cinco de Mayo Festival. Officers have not been able to find any connection to Holdman and the festival.

A 17-year-old suspect was also detained as part of the investigation.

Holdman was originally charged with attempted aggravated murder, attempted murder, first-degree assault, and unlawful use of a weapon. The remaining charges were dismissed as part of the plea deal reached with Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.

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