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.