A 34-year-old woman was sentenced Thursday to more than 12 years in jail after she pleaded guilty to two counts of Attempted Murder in the First Degree. The charges stem from the Feb. 14, 2023 shooting that involved three Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
Felisha Marie Cunningham pleaded guilty to both counts of Attempted Murder in the First Degree before Judge Katherine Weber in a Clackamas County Courthouse before she received her 150-month sentence. Cunningham’s plea agreement with the prosecution included no early release or reduction in her sentence. The maximum sentence she faced under Oregon law for two counts of Attempted Murder in the First Degree was 180 months. Cunningham also faces additional charges in Multnomah County of Hindering Prosecution and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
The charges stem from a Feb. 14 incident in Wilsonville when Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to stop a stolen 2006 Lincoln Town Car. Cunningham and Brandon Nicholas Gilpin were in the vehicle at the time and were stopped after a chase by deputies near the intersection of SW Wilsonville Road and SW Town Center Loop East. Immediately after the stop, Cunningham opened fire on Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies Sam Eason, Chris O’Connor and Scott McBride. None of the deputies were injured by the gunfire. Deputies returned fire before taking both Gilpin and Cunningham into custody. A grand jury later found the deputies were justified in the use of force during the incident.
Gilpin was also charged with two counts of Attempted Murder in the First Degree in Clackamas County, and those charges are still pending. Gilpin also has a pending murder charge in Multnomah County.
The investigation was led by the Clackamas Interagency Major Crimes Team and the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office. Detectives and investigators from Lake Oswego Police, Tualatin Police, Oregon State Police, West Linn Police, Canby Police, District Attorney Investigations Unit, and Milwaukie Police conducted the investigation with assistance from the Rainier Police Department and the Portland Police Bureau.
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