Fatal Shooting Update, Suspect Arrested

On Saturday March 9th at approximately 7:20pm the Corvallis Police Department responded to a report of a shooting at a residence in the 1900 block of NW Highland Dr. Officers arrived on scene and found one woman deceased and a second woman with serious injuries from an apparent gunshot wound. The injured woman was transported by the Corvallis Fire Department to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and is currently in stable condition.

Responding officers immediately verified the suspect had fled the area in a vehicle, and investigators were able to identify him as 53-year-old Jerry Bruce Mitchell Sr. Utilizing a variety of resources, investigators were quickly able to track Mitchell’s location; Mitchell was taken into custody in northern California shortly after midnight. Through continual assessment, investigators found no direct threat to the community during the initial response.

The circumstances surrounding this event are still being actively investigated by the Corvallis Police Department in collaboration with several other law enforcement agencies. We will continue to release additional information as the investigation unfolds.

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