‘I did a terrible thing’: Oregon man, 25, ‘shoots sister-in-law, 29, in the back of his head after arguing over WAS’
- Police arrested Shane Finnell, 25, Sunday morning and charged him with second-degree murder in the murder of Alexandra Arb-Bloodgood
- Police reported that Finnell had thrown a potted plant at his brother Jordan Arb during an argument over laundry for the murder.
- Authorities say Finnell went after Arb-Bloodgood after the fight and shot her while sitting on the back patio of her house.
- When the police arrived, Finnell said to them, ‘I did something terrible’
- A rejected speed card indicates that the three lived together
Police arrested Shane Finnell, a North Portland man, 25, on Sunday morning and charged him with second-degree murder in the murder of his sister-in-law, Alexandra Arb-Bloodgood, 29. Police say he shot her in the back quarrel with his brother about laundry
An Oregon man allegedly shot his sister-in-law on Sunday morning after an argument with his brother over laundry, police reported.
Agents arrived at the scene of the shooting at 8:44 AM and found Alexandra Arb-Bloodgood, 29, dead in her North Portland suburban home from a gunshot wound to the head, according to court documents.
Police arrested Shane Finnell, 25, on the spot and charged him with second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon in the murder.
When he met the officers on the lawn of the house, Finnell reportedly told them, “I have done a terrible thing,” before he was taken into custody.
Finnell’s brother, Jordan Arb, reportedly told police the shooting took place after the two got into a fight over laundry, with Finnell throwing a houseplant at Arb.
After the argument, Finnell reportedly walked after Arb-Bloodgood with a chrome revolver and shot her in the back of the head as she sat in a chair on the back patio of her house.
Court records of a rejected one-month-old speeding ticket suggest the three lived together in the house, The Oregonian reported. Details about Finnell’s employment status were not clear.
Upstairs neighbor Jacob Chow told police he heard a single shot before looking out to see Finnell standing across the street and ‘waving’ his arms.
Family described Arb-Bloodgood as “a wonderful person.” A rejected speed card suggests Finnell lived with her and her husband, Jordan Arb
When Chow asked Finnell what had happened, he reportedly told him he shot ‘Alex’, referring to his brother’s wife.
Matt Bloodgood, Arb-Bloodgood’s brother, told me Fox 12 that he was still in shock and that the murder was, “Something that should never happen to anyone.”
“She was just a great person,” he said, describing her as “very spunky,” adding, “Word can’t even describe what kind of person she really was.”
“If you ever have someone who wishes to hurt themselves or others, don’t hesitate to try to do something about it,” he said.
“I think that’s the biggest thing we can get out of it.”
The Portland Police Department reported that this was the city’s 32nd murder this year.
According to the city’s crime statistics, four murders had been committed simultaneously last year and three the year before.