Family uses St. Paddy's Day Parade to seek justice for son

The shooting death of Jonathan O’Shaughnessy in Richfield last July remains unsolved. His family used Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in St. Paul to raise awareness about the case.

“It's been over eight months and we have no answers as to who drove by and shot and killed him,” O’Shaughnessy’s mother, Cynthia said. “We were yelling 'Justice for Jonathan,' we were telling people the story and that nobody's been caught.”

The shooting happened last July. O’Shaughnessy’s mother said her son was walking home from the City of Richfield's street dance when a van drove by and opened fire. He died at the scene. Police have been working the case for months, but there have been no arrests.

“He was a great, great son,” she said. “A friend to many; a lot of people are hurting. Justice needs to be served.”

A reward in the case has been doubled to $20,000, in an effort to encourage people with information to come forward.

The family has hosted monthly events to keep the case in the public eye, including a food drive for the Richfield Spartan Food Shelf. The family also worked with the City of Richfield to place a memorial bench at East 64th Street and 4th Avenue South, close to the spot where O’Shaughnessy was killed.

The family has launched a Facebook Page, Justice for Jonathan O’Shaughnessy, to highlight their effort. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers or Richfield Police.