Who is Adrian Bucio-Rodriguez? Petition for Hillsboro teen who was shot dead raises $9K as family seeks answers
Although reports haven’t confirmed what exactly led to Adrian’s shooting, his family believes that 'the shooting did not have anything to do with gang violence or drugs'
A 17-year-old boy was killed in Hillsboro, Oregon on Friday, October 9, as someone fired multiple shots at him in the 1800 block of northeast Barberry Drive around 9.30 pm. News regarding the shooting of Adrian Bucio-Rodriguez was confirmed by his aunt, who spoke to Oregon Live. While the police have released a few details about the incident, his family is seeking the public’s help in gathering more information about his tragic death.
Who was Adrian Bucio-Rodriguez?
Adrian was a student of Liberty High School, according to the statement provided by his aunt Elisa Anguiano. She said that the boy used to help his mother by providing for the family. Anguiano also noted that he was protective of his younger brothers.
Anguiano reportedly said that the family was informed about a fight that broke between her nephew’s friends and another group on October 9 at a spot that was close to the road on which Adrian was shot. While Adrian succumbed to the bullet shots, the younger brother of one of his friends was also injured during the shooting. He’s now released from the hospital.
According to the reports, Hillsboro Police Sgt Clint Chrz confirmed that one person had died in the incident but refused to identify him and the other injured boy. "He also would not confirm whether those injured were adults or minors, and said releasing that information would jeopardize the investigation," reports Oregon Live.
Meanwhile, Adrian’s family is urging the public to provide them with any information that would help them achieve clarity on Adrian’s tragic death. "We’re trying hard to get justice for my nephew Adrian. We’re asking anyone in the community who knows something, who has heard something to please come forward,” his aunt said. A memorial now sits on the spot where Adrian was shot dead.
Although reports haven’t confirmed what exactly led to Adrian’s shooting, his family believes that “the shooting did not have anything to do with gang violence or drugs". Adrian’s grieving aunt Anguiano said, "His elementary and middle school teachers are leaving comments (online) about how he impressed them. He went to church. That was very important to him." A funeral for Adrian was held on October 10 at 205 SW Spring St, Hillsboro.
Adrian’s family has started a fundraiser on GoFundMe to help his mother. The petition has received around $9,222 with $15,000 set as the goal. The description reads: "On 10/09/2020 my sister lost her oldest son Adrian Bucio-Rodriguez. He was a wonderful young man taken from us way too soon. He was able to impact so many lives positively. Thank you to those who have shared their stories with us. Anyone who knew him knows how full of life he was always respectable, helpful, took care of his mom and brothers. We are asking for help to raise money for funeral expenses and to help my sister during this very difficult time." The petition has been shared more than 2000 times and has over 200 followers.