Social media dispute allegedly led to fatal shooting of 19-calendar year-previous in St. Johns neighborhood in June

A feud over a social media trade led a guy to fatally shoot his 19-calendar year-previous buddy previous thirty day period in North Portland’s St. Johns neighborhood, court docket paperwork allege.

Alexander Martinson was critically wounded and afterwards died in the June 19 taking pictures at North Columbia Way and North Halfway Avenue.

Jaizion Nathaniel Propps, 20, of Portland allegedly fired the bullet that struck Martinson, according to a probable induce affidavit that information the investigation. He has been charged with next-degree murder.

Propps instructed law enforcement he was good friends with Martinson, according to the affidavit. He labored as an apprentice at the Northwest University of Construction and has no prior criminal document. He was booked into Multnomah County’s downtown Portland jail on July 2.

Jairo Acevedo Hernandez, 20, of Portland also faces numerous fees such as next-diploma murder for allegedly driving the car though Propps shot at Martinson from the passenger seat, the court docket documents say.

In the course of an job interview with law enforcement, Hernandez explained to investigators that the plan experienced been to beat up Martinson previously that working day at a park in excess of a social media dispute involving Martinson, Propps and their respective girlfriends.

According to the court files, law enforcement explained Hernandez was driving a blue Subaru Impreza when Propps fired out the window at Martinson, who was in a different car or truck they have been chasing at Columbia and Halfway.

Propps was sitting on the window frame, leaning out of the motor vehicle, when he fired 3 “warning pictures,” investigators explained in the affidavit. Propps then fired a fourth shot at the car or truck, exactly where Martinson was sitting down in the backseat, and explained to Hernandez to “skirt off” — so he drove absent to Propps’ condominium, investigators explained.

Later, in accordance to Hernandez and other witnesses interviewed by law enforcement, Propps claimed he did not suggest to destroy Martinson.

A day or two later, Propps satisfied with individuals who witnessed the capturing to “make positive that they deleted every thing on their telephones and social media linked to the taking pictures,” in accordance to the affidavit.

Propps also faces a demand of unlawful use of a weapon in the capturing.

Hernandez has been billed with next-degree murder with a firearm, three counts of reckless driving, recklessly endangering another individual and tampering with evidence.

–Savannah Eadens seadens@oregonian.com 503-221-6651 @savannaheadens

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