PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The suspect in the murder of an 18-year-old who was shot to death at a “viral” Airbnb party in Rock Creek made his first court appearance in the case Thursday afternoon.
Torrey Caprice Brumfield, who was already in an Oregon jail on unrelated charges, is accused of killing Fermin Alonso-Alonso at the party on September 30, 2018. The 18-year-old graduated from Glencoe High School a few months before he was shot to death.
Brumfield was arraigned in Washington County and pleaded not guilty to murder, unlawful use of a weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
His next court appearance is scheduled for August 15.
Gunfire rang out around 12:45 a.m. at the rental home in the 17700 block of NW Connett Meadow Court. Deputies were called after the shooting followed “an altercation at a large party.” Authorities told KOIN 6 News “dozens,” possibly “hundreds,” of people were at the party.
At that time, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the location of the party was posted on social media and it quickly went viral.
Investigators said many people fled before authorities arrived, including the shooter.