Second murder suspect arrested in Timber Linn shooting

Abel Sanchez-Anaya

Both suspects are believed to have played a role in the murder, police say.

Posted: Oct 21, 2021 2:33 PM
Updated: Oct 21, 2021 2:44 PM

ALBANY, Ore. -- A second person has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting at Timber Linn Memorial Park.

Joshua Johnston-Partain, 22, of Albany was shot multiple times at the park on Oct. 10 and later died at a hospital.


Elijah Crump

Authorities arrested Abel Sanchez-Anaya, 18, of Albany late Wednesday night in Halsey. He has been charged with second-degree murder in Linn County Circuit Court and was set to be arraigned on Thursday.

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This follows the arrest of Elijah Crump, 20, who also faces a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the shooting. He was also charged with unlawful use of a weapon and menacing.

Lt. Buck Pearce of the Albany Police Department said authorities have been looking for Sanchez-Anaya since the shooting. Both men are believed to have played a role in the murder, Pearce added.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 541-917-7686.

RELATED: MURDER VICTIM'S FAMILY SETS UP MEMORIAL SITE AT ALBANY PARK

Family members of Johnston-Partain set up a memorial site at the park. A few days after the shooting, KEZI 9 News spoke with family and friends of the man, who said they are grieving and cannot believe this happened.

"The last thing he said to me was, 'Monti, I love you so much,' and that's the last time I heard from him. And then I wake up the next morning and I hear that he's gone, that somebody took his life," said cousin Monti Jung.

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