Man accused of Portland execution-style shootings was convicted felon under Washington state supervision, living in public housing

Career criminal James Javontae Barquet

Not enough gun control laws can stop a determined, career criminal. Nor can the justice system, apparently.

This past Monday, an 11-time convicted felon shot and killed two people – execution style – in two separate incidents in Portland, Oregon.

According to Oregon Live, the perp is James Javontae Barquet (age 26) who is now charged with aggravated murder charges, first-degree robbery and felon in possession of a firearm.

Barquet killed 70-year-old Carol Horner and 51-year-old Brian Hansen with single shots using a .45-caliber pistol. Barquet shot both victims in the head.

Read about the details of the killings here.

Oregon Live provides more information about this career criminal:

  • Barquet lived at Longfellow Creek apartments in Seattle, a public housing complex.
  • Barquet has 11 felony convictions in Washington dating back to 2011.
  • His prior convictions include drug possession, theft, robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm and riot with a deadly weapon.
  • The perp was released from state prison on July 11 after serving seven months for felony possession of a controlled substance.
  • Barquet entered a state supervision program two days later, where he met weekly with a community corrections officers.
  • The Washington State Department of Corrections officer was unaware that Barquet had traveled to Oregon. 

Unlawful possession of a firearm is a Class A misdemeanor in Oregon, punishable by up to one year in prison. Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is a Class C felony in Oregon, punishable by up to five years in prison.

I wonder if Barquet every served full sentences for his previous offenses?

More proof that gun control laws cannot control the free will of a man intent on committing crimes.


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Dr. Eowyn
2 years ago

These are the very people the Demonrat Party promotes and protects.

Steven Broiles
2 years ago

The Left is known for one outstanding quality: It will always confuse the victim and the perpetrator. Barquet deserves to be hanged. But even if the D.A. pursues this, it will take about 30 years to do it. No problem for the hemophiliac left: Their pity is reserved for Barquet. I hope he and his sympathizers go to hell!

2 years ago

We all know that the “Just Us” system sucks. The fact that he used a gun is more a matter of convenience than anything diagnostic. If he hadn’t had access to a gun he could have used a knife or an axe, or a rock, chair, hammer, whatever. The issue isn’t “the gun”. The issue is violence. I think the second part is the issue of expecting “The Government” to protect us. They have never done that successfully and they are extremely unlikely to do so in the future, even with their desired draconian laws. The truth is that they… Read more »

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Auntie Lulu
2 years ago

If that clip is indicative of the “quality of this tv show” . . . thank heavens I have never wasted my time watching it.

There is a profound sadness in the fact that a tv program that was thought of fondly . . . . dives into the dumpster with a re-make of the program!

Candace Bergen should be ashamed of her sheer desperation in appearing in such a lack luster program.