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Crook County Shooting Leaves One Dead, and a Deputy on Leave

A person is dead and a Crook County Sheriff’s deputy is on administrative leave after a shooting on Friday. The incident happened on Maphet Road about 10 miles south of Prineville. Few details of the incident have been released, including the name and age of the victim. A statement from the sheriff’s office says the individual who was shot received immediate medical aid from deputies, but died. Sheriff John Gautney could not elaborate on the fatal shooting, saying further information will come from the District Attorney’s Office. Crook County has an acting district attorney from the Oregon Department of Justice after former DA Wade Whiting was appointed to the Jefferson/Crook County Circuit Court. We’ll have more information on this story as it becomes available.


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