PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the attack of 17-year-old Shawn Scott Jr. at Holladay Park on April 11.
Police said Kole Tabian Jones, 18, was stopped by a Gresham police officer while driving a stolen car. He was then arrested for Scott’s homicide. Police said the suspect did not know Scott and shot him during a robbery, and added this does not appear to be a gang-related crime.
A 17-year-old has also been arrested and charged with robbery. He is being held at the Multnomah County juvenile detention home.
Jones has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of murder, robbery and unlawful use of a vehicle. Portland homicide detectives said they found probable cause to arrest Jones during their investigation at Holladay Park.
Police said Scott was found with a single gunshot wound on Tuesday and died from his injuries at the scene.
Scott’s mother, Natasha Hunter, released the following statement:
On behalf of myself and my family we would like to say thank you to everyone who has reached out to us and prayed for us. This has been the hardest three days of my entire life. I miss my son’s voice and his trademark laugh and I will miss him even more in the days and years to come. I am so grateful for my son’s angel, Dustin Gollyhorn, who was there to hold and comfort my son when I couldn’t. My greatest gift through all of this, is knowing that my son did not die alone. Dustin will forever hold a special place in our hearts. We would like to send a special Thank You to the detectives and the Portland Police Bureau, who have been doing an amazing job bringing my son Justice and holding everyone who was involved accountable for their actions and decisions.”
Detectives believe there are still witnesses who have not come forward and ask that they contact Detective Mark Slater at 503.823.9319 or Erik Kammerer at 503.823.0762.