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19-Year-Old Black Oregon Teenager Shot Dead by White Man for Playing Music Too Loudly

HeadlineDec 02, 2020

In Oregon, a white man has been charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting a Black 19-year-old, Aidan Ellison, for playing music too loudly at a hotel parking lot in the city of Ashland last week. The white man, Robert Paul Keegan, reportedly left his hotel room when he heard the music, and started a confrontation with the teenager before pulling out a gun and shooting him in the chest. In response to Ellison’s shooting, civil rights advocate and attorney Ben Crump wrote on Twitter, “this was NOT about music. That’s false justification for killing a Black teen! This was a racially motivated shooting by a suspected white supremacist!!”

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