Social media dispute allegedly led to lethal shooting of 19-yr-previous in St. Johns community in June

A feud more than a social media trade led a person to fatally shoot his 19-calendar year-previous pal final month in North Portland’s St. Johns neighborhood, court docket files allege.

Alexander Martinson was critically wounded and later on 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, in accordance to a probable result in affidavit that specifics the investigation. He has been billed with next-diploma murder.

Propps explained to police he was pals with Martinson, according to the affidavit. He labored as an apprentice at the Northwest College or university of Building and has no prior felony record. He was booked into Multnomah County’s downtown Portland jail on July 2.

Jairo Acevedo Hernandez, 20, of Portland also faces many expenses like next-diploma murder for allegedly driving the motor vehicle whilst Propps shot at Martinson from the passenger seat, the court paperwork say.

Through an job interview with police, Hernandez explained to investigators that the strategy experienced been to defeat up Martinson previously that day at a park above a social media dispute involving Martinson, Propps and their respective girlfriends.

According to the court paperwork, police mentioned Hernandez was driving a blue Subaru Impreza when Propps fired out the window at Martinson, who was in a various auto they ended up chasing at Columbia and Midway.

Propps was sitting down on the window body, leaning out of the car, when he fired three “warning shots,” investigators stated in the affidavit. Propps then fired a fourth shot at the car, where Martinson was sitting in the backseat, and advised Hernandez to “skirt off” — so he drove absent to Propps’ condominium, investigators said.

Later on, in accordance to Hernandez and other witnesses interviewed by police, Propps said he didn’t suggest to get rid of Martinson.

A day or two afterwards, Propps achieved with individuals who witnessed the shooting to “make sure that they deleted everything on their phones and social media associated to the taking pictures,” in accordance to the affidavit.

Propps also faces a cost of unlawful use of a weapon in the shooting.

Hernandez has been billed with second-diploma murder with a firearm, 3 counts of reckless driving, recklessly endangering an additional man or woman and tampering with proof.

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