ALOHA, Ore. (AP) — A 52-year-old Oregon man arrested in a fatal shooting outside a grocery store has pleaded not guilty to one count of murder.
Washington County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. David Thompson says Jeffrey Brian Johnson of Beaverton was arrested shortly after the Thursday afternoon shooting. He appeared Friday in Circuit Court.
KATU and KGW report that Jeffrey Johnson’s daughter has a child with the 22-year-old victim, Ryan Lee Johnson. The two men are not related.
Investigators haven’t discussed a motive for the shooting, which occurred in front of multiple witnesses. They have said only that the two men knew each other.
KATU reports (http://is.gd/iy0bJP ) that court documents show a custody battle between Jeffrey Johnson’s daughter, Megan, and Ryan Johnson over their young son.
The victim died outside a grocery store in Aloha, west of Portland.