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Dec-15-2007 01:28printcomments

Two Murder Suspects Arrested by Clackamas County Sheriff's

One suspect in the murder of Mohammed Jabbie was arrested in Gresham, the other in NE Portland.

Michael Washington Jr. and Shirleen Stafford
Michael Washington Jr. and Shirleen Stafford

(CLACKAMAS, Ore.) - Members of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office arrested two suspects today believed responsible for the September, 2004 shooting death of Mohammed Khalifa Jabbie.

Mohammed Khalifa Jabbie

The victim in this case, Mohammed Jabbie, was murdered in his residence on the evening of September 24th.

His body was discovered September 26th by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office patrol deputies, according to their Spokesman, Jim Strovink.

"Detectives have been working diligently to resolve this extensive murder investigation since 2004."

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Major Crimes Unit investigators with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office did not elaborate, but stated additional arrests are being considered in this ongoing investigation.

Investigators believe that there are additional people with information regarding this incident, who were reluctant to come forward prior to these arrests.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office continues to seek assistance from the public in this murder investigation and is asking anyone with information to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (503) 723-4949.


The suspects arrested in the case are 35-year old Michael Spencer Washington, Jr. and 39-year old Shirleen Stafford.

Strovink says Michael Washington was arrested Friday evening at 10:15 PM with the assistance of the Gresham Police Department. They took him into custody at a residence located at 2386 SW Towle, in Gresham.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Major Crimes Unit personnel on scene, say they followed investigative lead information which revealed Michael Washington was situated inside this residence.

The Gresham Police Tactical Team and Negotiator personnel responded to the scene and successfully negotiated with Washington, who surrendered peacefully to authorities who had secured the perimeter of this location.

Michael Washington was taken into custody by CCSO Detectives and lodged into the Clackamas County Jail, on charges that include Aggravated Murder.

According to Strovink, Michael Washington, Jr. has an established criminal history with prior convictions for Assault; Criminal Trespassing; Controlled Substance; Resisting Arrest and Robbery.

Shirleen Malinda Stafford was also arrested Friday at approximately 4:30 PM during a traffic stop in North East Portland.

The arrest of Shirleen Stafford was conducted by members of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Major Crimes Unit and lodged in the Clackamas County Jail. Shirleen Stafford has two children, ages 4 and 7, who are now in protective custody in Multnomah County.

Shirleen Stafford has been lodged in the Clackamas County Jail for Aggravated Murder.

Stafford has an established criminal history with prior convictions recognized for Felon in Possession of a Weapon and Controlled Substance offenses, Strovink said.

An arraignment is scheduled for these matters on Monday, December 17th, in the Clackamas County Circuit Court, in Oregon City, Oregon.

According to the MySpace site Justice for Jabby Michael Spencer Washington Jr. and associates of Mr. Washington have remained persons of interest in this case from early on.

They say that in June of 2005, Michael Spencer Washington Jr. was convicted in Multnomah County Circuit Court of a violent attack on Mr. Jabbie that occurred July 4th, 2004.

Mr. Jabbie’s murder occurred the day after he testified in grand jury in Multnomah County.

Suspects in the 2004 Murder of Mohammed Khalifa Jabbie.




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Munchi February 11, 2012 10:35 am (Pacific time)

This is just sad for everyone involved


felon in possession April 19, 2008 7:48 am (Pacific time)

In Oregon felons are not supposed to have weapons but repeated arrests for Felon in Possession are common and the felon spends a few days in jail then is out to get another weapon. Might as well take out the law of felon in possession or quit allowing felons to do a few days for such a serious crime and treat it as what it is a new FELONY CRIME.

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