Man in Oregon fatally shoots teenager on Thanksgiving for playing music too loud

A man has fatally shot a teenager because he was playing his music too loud.

The incident unfolded in Oregon during Thanksgiving week.

Robert Paul Keegan, 47, shot 19-year-old Aidan Ellison after getting upset that the teen was playing music loudly in the parking lot of an inn that the two were staying at, police said.

They had gotten into an argument at the Stratford Inn in Ashland because Ellison was playing loud music late at night, Ashland Police Chief Tighe O’Meara said.

Single shot

Around 4.20am last Monday, Keegan pulled a gun from his coat and fired a single shot, striking Ellison in the chest, police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The blame for the incident is entirely on Robert Keegan, he is 100 per cent responsible for it,” O’Meara said.

“He’s the one who chose to bring a gun into the situation.”

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‘He’s the one who chose to bring a gun into the situation.’

Keegan was arraigned on November 24 and indicted for charges including second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, unlawful possession of a firearm, and recklessly endangering another person.

He pleaded not guilty to all four charges on Friday.

Aidan Ellison, 19, was fatally shot at the Stratford Inn in Ashland, Oregon. Credit: GoogleMaps/CNN

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