Lents shooter ‘took far more than you can imagine’

Beloved types of Jonathon “Johnny” Polanco want justice for the 30-12 months-aged who was shot

Beloved types of Jonathon “Johnny” Polanco want justice for the 30-12 months-aged who was shot and killed Friday

Jonathon “Johnny” Polanco. (Courtesy by way of Portland Law enforcement)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 30-calendar year-previous male has been determined as the target of a taking pictures in Portland’s Lents neighborhood on Friday.

Jonathon “Johnny” Polanco was shot in the parking great deal of a convenience keep in the 4500 block of SE 92nd Avenue soon in advance of 10 p.m. Friday.

His relatives unveiled pics to the media on Monday. A escalating memorial of candles, flowers and illustrations or photos could be viewed along the facet of the road where by Polanco was shot.

Polanco’s brother stated Polanco was at the convenience retail store with his girlfriend when he says she was “jumped.” He reported Polanco was trying to break it up when a stranger walked up and shot him. 

“The persons who did this took way extra than you can think about,” explained Polanco’s girlfriend, KD Moline. “A fistfight turned into someone’s existence getting taken. And now a lot more than just his lifetime is shed all of us are missing devoid of him. I’m missing without the need of him, I’m shed without him.”

Polanco’s loss of life marks the 60th homicide of 2021 in Portland, numerous of which included gun violence.

“I refuse to allow him go as a statistic. He has a name — his identify is Johnny Polanco and I will scream it right up until somebody is behind bars for this,” reported his brother, Robbie Polanco.

“My daughter shed her dad,” mentioned Alex Christian, the mom of Johnny Polanco’s daughter. “I experienced to notify my 6-12 months-old when she arrived dwelling from a vacation that her father was useless.”

All three individuals remembered Polanco as a vibrant spirit with a wonderful sense of humor and a protector of his family and mates.

“He usually did that for us, so now we have to do it for him. So we require to provide somebody in, a person has to pay out for this,” mentioned his brother. “Johnny warrants justice.”

Law enforcement confirmed that there was a video clip circulating on social media of the capturing. Investigators are searching for strategies about the people today witnessed in the movie and the particular person who recorded it.

You should contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler at Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1040 or Detective Joseph Corona at Joseph.Corona@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0508 if you have any information and reference case quantity 21-231670.