OREGON: Nineteen year old black teenager Aidan Ellison lost his life at the Stratford Inn in Ashland, Oregon for playing loud music on Thanksgiving week.
The Oregon police have identified the man as forty-seven-year-old Robert Paul Keegan. He shot Aidan Ellison in the parking lot after getting upset as the teenager was playing music loudly.
Aidan was shot on Monday at the Stratford Inn in Ashland around 4:20 a.m. The police have said both got into an argument over loud music and Robert pulled out gun from his coat and fired single shot, striking Ellison in the chest.
The 47-year-old Robert Paul Keegan was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, reckless endangering, and unlawful weapons possession in connection with the death of 19-year-old Aidan Ellison. Ashland Police Department News Release
According to news release on November 23,2020 , when the police reached the sight of the incident they found Aidan Ellison was already deceased, he suffered single gun shot wound in the chest. The suspect was present at the scene and was detained immediately and taken into custody.
The victim and the suspect were both guests at the Stratford Inn.
Keegan was arraigned and indicted on November 24, he pleaded not guilty to all charges on Friday. he is being held at Jackson County Jail without bail. He will appear in court on February 21,2020.
Robert Paul Keegan was one of the people displaced by the Almeda Drive wildfire. He was staying staying at the hotel with his three-year-old son. His son was in the hotel room when shooting took place and is now handed over to his grandparents.
Southern Oregon Black Leaders, Activists, and Community Coalition leadership team on November 26, said in a statement:
” Keegan’s actions were the product of socially-entrenched white supremacy — prompted by a refusal to submit to perceived white authority. It is the cultural practice of white supremacy that makes white people believe that they are an extension of the police force and have the right to police Black bodies. It is the cultural practice of white supremacy to believe that Black people are to submit to the will of white people, and that violence is an acceptable way to cause submission.”
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