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On May 13, 1996, Joseph Littlejohn and an associate were in the basement of a residence on the 3800 block of NE 17th Avenue when at approximately 10:20 pm, shots were fired through a window. Mr. Littlejohn, a 20-year-old African-American man, was shot and died at the scene while his associate was not harmed.  

Joseph Littlejohn was reported to be a known Crips gang member.

Witnesses reported seeing 2 unidentified African-American men in their late teens to mid twenties running away from the scene shortly after the shots were heard.

If you or anyone you know has any information regarding the murder of Joseph Littlejohn, you are encouraged to contact CrimeStoppers at 503-823-HELP.