Teen involved in throwing bricks at bike riders implicated in high school shooting

Posted by on December 18th, 2014 at 9:42 am

The law has caught up to a teenager who threw bricks at three men riding their bicycles in northeast Portland back in April.

16-year-old Marquise D’Angelo Murphy was picked up by police in Keizer, Oregon Tuesday night in connection with a shooting at a high school in north Portland on December 12th. Murphy was also arrested by Portland Police on April 20th for his role in the brick-throwing incident that injured Adrian Richardson.

Richardson was biking on NE Tillamook with two friends when Murphy and Robert Hudgens threw pieces of bricks at him. Murphy’s brick missed, but Hudgens’ didn’t. Hudgens was tried as an adult, found guilty of a Measure 11 felony and sentenced to four years in prison last month. Because his brick did not make contact with Richardson, Murphy was only charged with second-degree assault and entered into the juvenile detention system. He had been on probation since June.

The Portland Police Bureau found Murphy in Keizer and took him into custody for a probation violation while the investigation into last week’s shooting continues.

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    TOM December 18, 2014 at 9:57 am

    >>Marquise D’Angelo Murphy, the third suspect arrested in last Friday’s gang-related shooting outside Rosemary Anderson High School, was trying to flee the state and was caught in a car full of young men who were headed to Las Vegas, a prosecutor said in juvenile court Wednesday.

    running to Las Vegas ? There is most likely more connected law enforcement there than most cities it’s size.

    >>The 16-year-old was arrested shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday after a state police chase. Police stopped the car near Keizer after receiving several calls that it had been driving erratically on Interstate 5 south

    that’s an interesting way to escape and stay unnoticed.

    so , for throwing bricks at cyclists ..he just received probation ?

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      Mike December 18, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      My, how things have changed (or not) since last month….

      Spiffy November 14, 2014 at 3:53 pm
      “sentencing children to hard time doesn’t solve the problem… the parents need to be sentenced for the same crimes…

      parents should be fully responsible for the actions of their children until they’re 18…

      then maybe we’ll have more responsible parenting…”

      Edwards November 14, 2014 at 12:05 pm
      “Our legal system is not perfect, I agree. But odds are 10 to 1 that kid would have committed a much worse crime in his very near future if not stopped and held accountable for his immediate actions!”

      spare_wheel November 15, 2014 at 9:04 am
      “so we have shifted the conversation from assault *without serious injury* by a minor to *murder*.

      those goal posts move fast in portland.”

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        invisiblebikes December 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm

        Edwards November 14, 2014 at 12:05 pm
        “Our legal system is not perfect, I agree. But odds are 10 to 1 that kid would have committed a much worse crime in his very near future if not stopped and held accountable for his immediate actions!”

        me and Nostradamus could make a killing on ridiculously obvious generalized predictions! To bad all the bleeding hearts didn’t listen when I said “near future”!
        I guess I should have put a broader umbrella over that prediction and said “those kids”…

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        Paul December 18, 2014 at 3:04 pm

        You don’t sentence parents for your child’s crime. Think about that for a minute.

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    jenkins December 18, 2014 at 10:17 am

    The following is obviously speculation, but it makes one wonder what effect the brick throwing sentence had on this kid’s outlook.

    Like, maybe he thought: “I’m already scoobied for the Measure 11 crime, I have nothing to lose.”

    Of course that doesn’t make any sense to an adult, but teenagers don’t really think straight.

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      lyle w. December 18, 2014 at 5:13 pm

      I really don’t think people like this do any thinking at all before they commit acts like this against strangers.

      As scary as it is to really contemplate that.

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    Huey Lewis December 18, 2014 at 10:26 am

    So seriously, what is the best thing for this kid? Locking someone up forever just seems so sad and tragic. But this kid, right now anyway and hopefully not forever, a total ***deleted by moderator***. What happens next?

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    wsbob December 18, 2014 at 10:31 am

    From earlier stories on this kid, I must have missed the part about him just receiving probation for his crime.

    I’d been under the impression he was going to under some kind of lock up for four years. Maybe not in a hard core, oppressive prison situation, but at least away from the general public long for some time during which people could work with him, hopefully he and they coming out of the deal with him being less of a threat to people than he currently seems to be. This is a disappointing development, that doesn’t look good at all for him.

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      John Lascurettes December 18, 2014 at 11:27 am

      There was more than one kid that threw bricks. The kid that made contact with a brick got tried as an adult and is in jail for four years. The one that missed got juvenile detention.

      Richardson was biking on NE Tillamook with two friends when Murphy and Robert Hudgens threw pieces of bricks at him. Murphy’s brick missed, but Hudgens’ didn’t. Hudgens was tried as an adult, found guilty of a Measure 11 felony and sentenced to four years in prison last month. Because his brick did not make contact with Richardson, Murphy was only charged with second-degree assault and entered into the juvenile detention system. He had been on probation since June.

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        wsbob December 18, 2014 at 11:42 am

        That’s right, thanks for the reminder, both of you, John, and Bella.

        Still bad. I don’t like thinking of where the kinds of things this kid is reported having done, may eventually take him. If he doesn’t wise up soon, he may have a very hard road ahead of him.

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        Opus the Poet December 19, 2014 at 4:11 pm

        Should have been the same punishment for both, basically he got rewarded for incompetence. That’s why I get upset here in TX when bad aim gets rewarded with a lower charge in gun crimes.

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    Bella Bici December 18, 2014 at 10:57 am

    wsbob, you are confusing Murphy and Hudgens.

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    redhippie December 18, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Kind of reminds me of Kip Kinkel throwing rocks off of a Bend overpass before his actions in Eugene.

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    Dweendaddy December 18, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Why was a rock throwing 15 year old tried as an adult?
    83% of of youth tried as adults were minorities.
    I don’t want to have a rock thrown at me while riding, but I don’t want to support a system that treats minorities differently than other kids.

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      davemess December 18, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      So are you okay if all 15 year-old borderline attempted murder defendants are tried as adults?

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      invisiblebikes December 18, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      Because he wasn’t a “rock throwing 15 year old”! he was tried and convicted as an adult for an violent crime. Aggravated assault is a serious crime and it was made worse by the violent nature of his crime.

      when You get creamed in the face with part of a brick and are scared for life (in multiple ways) then You tell me you think he should be tried as a juvenile and only slapped on the wrist and then let right back on the streets within a month to possibly commit… oh… say a school shooting!

      “83% of youth tried as an adult being minorities” is a very broad statement and baseless, if you look at the facts the truth is the majority got tried as adults because they could not defend themselves in our “money will get you freedom” judicial system.
      Also its an uncomfortable fact that minorities make up a large portion of violent crime. There is no exception for violent crimes under age or not, they go to prison!

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    was carless December 18, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    I’d say that this kid struck out. He really shouldn’t get another chance after this BS he pulled. Lock him up for at least 20-30 years, please.

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    TOM December 18, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    OK. it’s been a busy year for Murf

    >>Murphy was taken into custody on a warrant, accusing him of violating his juvenile probation. He’s been on probation since mid-June on charges of attempted second-degree assault and second-degree theft in connection with a case earlier this year that involved the throwing of bricks at bicyclists.

    >>The 16-year-old was arrested shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday after a state police chase. Police stopped the car near Keizer after receiving several calls that it had been driving erratically on Interstate 5 south

    >>”The car smelled of marijuana,” Zimmerman said. “There was indication the car was headed to Las Vegas.”

    >>Marquise D’Angelo Murphy, the third suspect arrested in last Friday’s gang-related shooting outside Rosemary Anderson High School, was trying to flee the state and was caught in a car full of young men who were headed to Las Vegas

    attempted second-degree assault and second-degree theft
    erratic driving , maybe high , eluding (chase) ….potential injury of other motorists. Driving so bad that they made it as far as ….Keizer.

    >>”I want him to come home,” Clipston (mother) said in court. “He’s a good kid. He listens to my rules. Can you do the ankle thing? ”

    Mom seems to be out of touch with the “good kid” …but then his older brother is one of the other “alleged shooters” too.

    so the question …will it be more probation or 30 days in the can or “the ankle thing” ???

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    J_R December 18, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Could it be that the “slap on the wrist” (treatment as a juvenile and probation) received by Murphy for his unsuccessful brick-throwing assault actually emboldened him? Based on the leniency shown in April’s assault, he may have figured he was untouchable and wouldn’t be held accountable for any actions.

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    Dwaine Dibbly December 18, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    My takeaway is that kids who are no good at brick throwing are more likely to be involved in school shootings.

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      Mike December 19, 2014 at 8:16 am

      Or people who are violent towards strangers tend to be violent and repeat offenders tend to be repeat offenders.

      Now if you combine the two, you may get a confused child that needs guidance. More than likely you end up with a national news story with a body count.

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    Paul Wilkins December 19, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Our culture produces children like this fairly regularly, as far as I can tell. This is a symptom of a system that is not well. I urge compassion for all involved, especially the youth. Because, if he is acting this way, he is only imitating his role models. And at 16, his mind and body are not yet mature enough to make rational choices for himself. As participants in society, it is incumbent upon us all to take responsibility for our societal shortcomings. Pointing and clicking our collective tongues is not a solution. Sadly, we have likely lost another child to this disease.

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      jd December 23, 2014 at 6:16 am

      As a mother of two small boys, one of whom needs some behavior work, I feel for the mom wishing she could just get her hands on the ankle thing. I bet she didn’t have the help she needed. This kid clearly shouldn’t have gone to juvie for a week and then back to the streets after the brick incident. But the expensive, intense, high-quality therapy that could have kept him out of this shooting? My white three-year-old is using it.

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    Opus the Poet December 19, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Violence against cyclists is not just “road rage”, it is violence, assault or attempted murder. And violence against cyclists that goes lightly punished or completely unpunished leads to violence elsewhere.

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