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Ian Richard Olson

Age 18

Portland, Oregon

Life lost behind a sky-blue door

He was an Oakland Raiders fan and a daring BMX rider. He listened to Mac Miller and Flatbush Zombies. His favorite movies were teen classics: “Elf,” “The Sandlot,” “Napoleon Dynamite.” He enjoyed Rob Dyrdek’s television shows, video games like ”Call of Duty,” and Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham.”

He was in a motel room, behind a sky-blue door. A gun went off. The housekeeper arrived and found a pool of blood.

Ian Richard Olson, 18, was shot and killed in Portland, Oregon, on Dec. 21, 2018. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined he died of “homicidal violence.”

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