Sheriffs identify person of interest in shooting deaths in Deadwood


Feb. 15 incident leads to three dead

Feb. 16, 2022 — Lane County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) spent the night searching for a person of interest in the shooting deaths of three people on Tuesday, Feb. 15, near Deadwood. As of 8:30 a.m., law enforcement confirmed that a suspect, 25-year-old Jericho Jamison, had turned himself in. He was then transported to Lane County.

On Wednesday, deputies continued to investigate the scene at a residence in the 14000 block of Highway 36 near Deadwood.

LCSO received reports of a shooting just before 9:45 p.m. on Feb. 15.

There, deputies found three victims with gunshot wounds. Medics from Western Lane Ambulance District attempted to give lifesaving care, but the three people died. Oregon State Police also responded.

LCSO identified Jamison as a “person of interest.”

“He is believed to have left the scene in a silver 1992 Geo Metro 2-door bearing OR Plate #158JZG,” said Sgt. Tom Speldrich.

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is currently withholding the names of the victims pending next of kin notification.

 

This is a developing story.

Update:

After receiving a tip, deputies responded to a different residence in the Deadwood area and were able to locate and take Jamison into custody without incident. Jamison’s Geo Metro was also located and is no longer considered of interest. 

Jamison was transported to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office before ultimately being lodged at the Lane County Jail on charges including Murder in the 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Firearm and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.   

Investigation reveals that there was a dispute involving Jamison and the three victims just prior to the shooting. 

The names of the victims are being withheld at this time.

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