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Woman Allegedly Killed by Brother-in-Law During an Argument Over Laundry

Afouda Bamidele
May 19, 2021
05:20 P.M.

A woman from Portland was reported dead after she was allegedly shot by a young man, identified as her brother-in-law. Herd earth was said to have resulted from an argument over laundry.

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The Portland Police Bureau has shed more light on the Portsmouth neighborhood shooting that led to the death of a woman. On Monday, May 16, 2021. The gun violence victim was identified as Alexandra Arb-Bloodgood, and she was 29-year-old.

She was murdered by her brother-in-law, Shane Finnell, who is 25-years-old. The shooting was said to have occurred at the 8000 block of North Newman Avenue. According to the Oregon State Medical Examiner, Alexandra died from a gunshot wound.

A vandalized police cruiser is seen at the Portland Police Bureau North Precinct on August 22, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

A vandalized police cruiser is seen at the Portland Police Bureau North Precinct on August 22, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

Her death has since been ruled as a case of homicide, and Finnell, who was apprehended at the scene, has been charged with unlawful use of a firearm and second-degree murder.

The argument about laundry was said to have ensued between Alxenadra’s husband, Jordan Arb-Bloodgood and Finnell when things went in a spiral; an affidavit stated that Finnell threw a potted plant at his brother.

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Another gun-violence-based case was reported in Ogden, Utah, where a man, Colton Gene Shepherd, shot at his brother.

Jordan relayed that he then proceeded to shoot his wife on the head at a close range. Alexandra was said to have been seated on their back patio, unaware that Finnell was behind her.

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Finnell, in his statement, shared that he did a “horrible thing. So far, he has yet to enter pleas regarding the charges against him. Information on his attorney was also unavailable.

Another gun-violence-based case was reported in Ogden, Utah, where a man, Colton Gene Shepherd, shot at his brother and tried to kill his sister-in-law by strangling her.

Shepherd was said to have met up with the sister-in-law at a park in Ogden where she tried to end their romantic relationship. This did not go down well with him as he allegedly grabbed her.

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During the struggle, Shepherd was said to have hit her in the face several times before pulling out a lanyard with which he strangled her. While he tightened the weaponized object around her neck, bystanders intervened.

The woman fled the scene, but her 21-year-old brother-in-law followed. When he got to her home, he shot his brother in the abdomen and forearm and then shot his brother’s friend.

A third person was shot at, but he only had a brush with the bullet. Sheperd was later held down outdoors until the police arrived. He has been charged on multiple counts, including aggravated burglary, theft of a firearm, and aggravated assault.

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