Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announces the filing of a single count charging document against 54-year-old Todd Allan Carr who is accused of murdering his mother.
Carr is charged with one count of murder in the second degree.
The victim, Shannon Carr, died of homicidal violence, according to the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office.
Court documents state that law enforcement responded to a disturbance on July 5, 2020 at a residence in the 400 block of Southeast 99th Avenue in Portland, Oregon. Upon arrival, law enforcement located Ms. Carr deceased in the apartment.
During a court-authorized search warrant, law enforcement located more than one knife inside the residence.
Police located Carr upon their immediate arrival. They arrested him on scene. Carr remains in the Multnomah County Detention Center.
Like in all criminal and civil matters, electronic copies of court documents, which are not subject to a protective order, are available to the public through the Oregon eCourt Information (OECI) system.
No additional information can be released by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office at this time pursuant to the Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct.
A charging document is only an accusation of a crime. Carr is innocent unless and until proven guilty.
The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Domestic Violence Unit is committed to ending family abuse. The unit engages in evidence-based prosecution of domestic violence. It emphasizes the importance of victim advocacy services for all victims and their children. Even when a prosecutor decides to proceed with a case without a victim’s participation, every effort is made to offer the victim advocacy services from available resources.