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Update: 19-year-old suspected in fatal shooting in Roseburg

A 19-year-old man was arrested following a shooting Tuesday night in which one woman was killed and another wounded, Roseburg police said.

Ashley Nicole Davis, 23, of Roseburg died from her wounds, police said. The other victim, Kathy Ann Marshall, 51, of Roseburg was treated and released at Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg.

Michael Carl Robert Gardner, 19, was arrested at a nearby residence soon after the shooting and was identified today as the suspect.

Police have not commented on a possible motive or the relationship between Gardner and the women.

The Douglas County emergency dispatch center received reports of a gunshot victim in the 1600 block of Northeast Jacobson Street at about 8:45 p.m., police Sgt. Aaron Dunbar said.

Officers responded and found one woman who had suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound. Another woman had non life-threatening injuries, Dunbar said.

Both victims were taken to Mercy Medical Center.

Dunbar said police received a tip that the shooter had run away to a friend’s home in the 1500 block of Northeast Morris Street, just a few blocks away from the crime scene.

Officers went to the residence, saw Gardner inside and took him into custody at about 9:50 p.m., Dunbar said.

Gardner was booked into the Douglas County Jail and held on arrest warrants issued in Polk and Tillamook counties. The jail did not have a record of his current address.

According to court records, Gardner was convicted in Polk County in 2013 of first-degree criminal mischief and is wanted for violating parole. He faces a pending third-degree escape charge from 2013 in Tillamook County. He remained in custody today and was being held without bail.

Authorities used reverse 911 calls to warn residents to stay inside their homes during the manhunt, Dunbar said.

The shooter was described as a white male, wearing shorts and a T-shirt and carrying a backpack.

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team was called to the scene. Oregon State Police troopers, Douglas County sheriff’s deputies and Roseburg police canvased the area. A police canine also assisted in the search.

• Reporter Jessica Prokop can be reached at 541-957-4209 and jprokop@nrtoday.com.• Reporter Jessica Prokop can be reached at 541-957-4209 and jprokop@nrtoday.com.

This version of the story was posted Tuesday night:

A 19-year-old man was arrested following a shooting Tuesday night in which two women were wounded, Roseburg police said.

The Douglas County emergency dispatch center received reports of a gunshot victim in the 1600 block of Northeast Jacobson Street at about 8:45 p.m., police Sgt. Aaron Dunbar said.

Officers responded and found one woman who had suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound. Another woman had non life-threatening injuries, Dunbar said.

Both victims were taken to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg. Police have not released their names or provided an update on their conditions.

Dunbar said police received a tip that the shooter had run away to a friend’s home in the 1500 block of Northeast Morris Street, just a few blocks away from the crime scene.

Officers went at the residence, saw a suspect inside and took him into custody at about 9:50 p.m., Dunbar said.

Police today identified the suspect as Michael Carl Robert Gardner, 19.

He was booked into the Douglas County Jail and held on arrest warrants issued in Polk and Tillamook counties.

According to court records, Gardner is wanted in Polk County, where he was convicted of first-degree criminal mischief, for violating on parole. He faces a third-degree escape charge in Tillamook County. He remained in custody today and was being held without bail.

Police at the scene did not say what motivated the shooting or the relationship between the shooter and the victims.

Authorities used reverse 911 calls to ask residents to stay inside their homes during the manhunt, Dunbar said.

The shooter was described as a white male, wearing shorts and a T-shirt and carrying a backpack, fled on foot and was believed to still be armed, Dunbar said.

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team was called to the scene. Oregon State Police troopers, Douglas County sheriff’s deputies and Roseburg police canvased the surrounding area. A police canine also assisted in the search.

Officers received a tip that the man could be at a friend’s residence in the 1500 block of Northeast Morris Street, just a few blocks away from the crime scene, Dunbar said.


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