An incident in Oregon last week shocked the world. A man became badly upset with the teenager as he was playing loud music. The collision escalated into a literal location followed by a fatal shooting. He pelted the teenager in the chest after pummeling him in a hotel parking lot that the two were living there.
According to a CNN report, 47-year-old Richard Keegan and 19-year-old Eden Ellison both stayed at the Stratford Inn in Ashland, Oregon. Keegan reported that Keegan fired a bullet into Ellison’s chest on November 23 when the couple later got into an argument over playing music, Tighe O’Meara, Ashland’s police chief, told CNN.
The Ashland Police Department said in a news release, “The victim was apparently playing some music loudly in the parking lot and this upset the suspect, causing the suspect to go down and confuse him in the argument.”
According to police and local media ReportAt around 4 a.m. Keegan objected to the music volume, with Alison playing in the parking lot. At around 4:20 a.m. Monday, Keegan took out a gun from inside his coat and shot Allison. The 19-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Keegan was on the scene when police arrived. The killer was immediately arrested and taken to the Jackson County Jail.
Keegan has been charged with first-degree manslaughter, second-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and making another person negligent in connection with the murder of an Oregon juvenile.
The 47-year-old was convicted on November 24 and not guilty on November 27 for all four charges against him. Keegan is currently without bail and is scheduled to appear in court on February 21, 2021.
Keegan’s 3-year-old son was in the Stratford Inn room when the shooting took place. After the father’s arrest, the boy was handed over to his grandparents.
The shooting of Ellison, a black man, caused widespread outrage and mourning from his community. Along with calls against racism, the case is also being seen as a terrible echo of the Jordan Davis case.