The person identified as the “priority person of interest,” seen leaving the parking lot with a pink backpack on surveillance footage, was later spotted playing video poker in additional surveillance footage near the scene.
As local law enforcement and the Oregon State Police SWAT team surrounded the area, officers witnessed Fry emerging from the shed and taking cover in dense vegetation nearby, as reported in a subsequent press release by the district attorney’s office. Shortly after, officers heard a single muffled gunshot.
The district attorney’s office clarified that no member of law enforcement had discharged a weapon. Given the uncertainty of any remaining threats, officers used pepper spray to clear the area. When Fry failed to emerge from the bushes, they utilized non-lethal bullets in an attempt to coax him out of the vegetation.
Fry remained motionless, prompting officers to approach his body. They secured his wrists and checked for vital signs, determining that he had no signs of life and appeared to have died from a self-inflicted shotgun wound. The district attorney’s office also noted that Fry had additional rounds of ammunition in his clothing.
This tragic incident led to the loss of two lives, despite the fact that both individuals reportedly did not know each other. The case may have stemmed from a burglary gone awry, as reported by CBS 2.
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