HILLSBORO, OR (KPTV) - The family and friends of 17-year-old Adrian Bucio-Rodriguez are asking for the community’s help finding those responsible for his death.

On Oct. 9, police said Bucio-Rodriguez was shot and killed near the Hillsboro airport. Another victim was hospitalized. Police have not released many details at this time. They have said shots were fired around 9:30 p.m. that night and that one person was killed and another was injured during the shooting.

Bucio-Rodriguez’ friends and family gathered where it all happened to honor his memory and ask anyone with information to come forward.

“If anybody knows any information about any of those people or what happened that night please come forward,” Elisa Anguiano, his aunt, said.

You are asked to call 503-629-0111.

Adrian’s mother thanked everyone for coming to the vigil to show support for her and her family. The vigil opened with a prayer by his mom, “Dear Lord, thank you for letting us have him. Thank you for the experience we had with him each and every day,” Adrian’s mother said.

Adrian’s grandma, Veronica Rodriguez, said he had a huge heart and made a big impact on his friends.

“He was all about Jesus, about family, and we love him so much and we miss him,” Rodriguez said.

Anguiano said the family is overwhelmed with gratitude by the people in attendance.

“It just shows how good of a person he really is and was and his mom seeing that is just amazed and she raised him and everything about him came from his mom you know and it’s just beautiful,” Anguiano said.

The family does have a Go Fund Me set up to help pay for funeral costs and you can donate at https://www.gofundme.com/f/zm2kj-funeral-and-other-expenses

The funeral will be held this Friday at 10:00 a.m. at 205 SW Spring Street.

Family, friends ask for help in death of 17-year-old near Hillsboro airport

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(2) comments


Of course they have a gofundme account instead of having one brain cell amonsgt and had bought a life insurance policy for that minor to pay for medical,funeral etc. in case something extreme happens to that child....durrr.

Frederick Fukov

Help us amateur sleuths out a little here will ya? Were the victim and his friend walking, where they in car? What were the circumstances surrounding the crime? My first guess was it's some kind of road rage.

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