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Person Of Interest ID'd In 2017 Murder Of Richfield Man, Jonathan O'Shaughnessy

RICHFIELD, Minn. (WCCO) -- Richfield police and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension have identified a person of interest in the 2017 murder of 24-year-old Jonathan O'Shaughnessy.

O'Shaughnessy was gunned down in a drive-by shooting the night of July 3 while walking home from a street dance.

Jonathan O'Shaughnessy
Jonathan O'Shaughnessy (credit: O'Shaughnessy Family)

According to police, the update in the case comes after interviews with many people in direct or indirect knowledge of the murder. The police say some of the interviewees have been cooperative and others have not.

In 2018, WCCO reported on his mother, Cynthia, and her pursuit for answers.

"If you know something … somebody needs to say something," she said at the time.

The case is still active and a $50,000 reward is offered for an arrest leading to a conviction.

In a statement this week, the family said that they are still desperately seeking the public's help to find the person who killed O'Shaughnessy. They thanked police for their years of work on the case.

"We are feeling many emotions at this time and wait for the Justice process to continue," their statement said. "Justice for Jonathan
O'Shaughnessy."

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