Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies Investigating Homicide

On Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at approximately 10:27 PM, Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Troopers from Oregon State Police along with AMR and Rural Metro Fire Department personnel responded to the 100 block of Ward Road in Merlin, Oregon for a report of a shooting.

Once on scene deputies found a male in the driveway with an apparent gunshot wound. CPR was administered first by deputies then by medical personnel. The male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Sheriff’s Office Detectives were assisted by Detectives from the Oregon State Police, Grants Pass Police Department and personnel from the Oregon State Police Crime Lab.

Investigators believe this is an isolated incident and at no time was there a perceived threat to the community in relation to this incident.

This case is still under investigation and further details are not currently available.

Courtesy of Josephine County Sheriff’s Office

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