Slain security guard was ‘savior’ to loved ones


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The family of a local security guard who was shot and killed on the job Sunday night is speaking out in the hopes of finding whoever killed him.

Luccas McNeill, 28, worked as the overnight supervisor for a local security company. He was patrolling an area on NE 81st Avenue around 11:55 p.m. when someone shot and killed him, leaving his body in the street.

Witnesses said they heard a car speed away after shots were fired.

Now police are looking for any information that could lead them to a suspect. Family and friends tell KOIN 6 News it’s difficult knowing McNeill’s killer is still out there.

“You took one of the very few honest to God, good-hearted people that you just don’t come by anymore,” his girlfriend Jordan Jay said. “You took a rarity.”

Jay described McNeill as a savior to his loved ones.

“He would give up everything and anything and sacrifice his whole life over anyone else,” she said. “He made everyone else around him so incredibly happy.”

She said she can’t understand why he was killed.

Jenna Dougherty, who lives nextdoor to McNeill’s family, said she’s also struggling with the news of his death. She said McNeill spent most of his life in England and France where he worked as a chef. His family moved to Portland about 4 years ago, and he took care of his disabled mother and sister ever since.

“He loved everyone and he was so sweet,” Dougherty said.

McNeill’s family set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral costs.

Anyone with information about a possible suspect in the case should call police.

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