MALHEUR COUNTY — A man suspected of shooting two people, which resulted in the death of one victim, in Baker City on Monday morning was found hours later in a remote area of Malheur County by law enforcement authorities.
According to a news release from Baker County Sheriff’s Office, Shawn Quentin Greenwood, 49, was located with the vehicle suspected fleeing the crime scene near Mormon Basin by Malheur County Sheriff’s deputies.
A coordinated search effort between Oregon State Police as well as law enforcement agencies in Malheur, Baker and Grant counties led to the location of the vehicle in the Dooley Mountain Area, according to the release.
According to Malheur County Undersheriff Travis Johnson, Greenwood was found so close to the Malheur-Baker county line, that Baker County law enforcement was able to take him back, without an extradition process
The deputies who found Greenwood, Johnson said, were the same two who found a theft/shooting suspect who had fled an incident in the Harper area on Jan. 1.
“They’re out there doing a good job,” he said.
Greenwood was taken into custody on a warrant for two counts of assault in the second degree.
The shooting was reported at about 11:45 a.m. Monday (12:45 p.m. local time).
According to an update this morning from the Baker County Sheriff’s Office two people were shot in the incident on Monday. Officers found the first victim, Nathaniel Leeland Brown, 37, inside a building at 3100 H St. with a gunshot wound to the hand and took him to a local hospital to be treated.
During the investigation, another victim was found inside the building. Angela Michelle Parrish, 30, was found dead with a gunshot wound, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The Major Crime Team along with the Oregon State Police Crime Lab worked through Monday evening processing the scene; Baker County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the Baker City Police Department, Oregon State Police and the Bureau of Land Management.
An article in the Baker City Herald states that the incident occurred west of the BLM Field Office in Baker City, which is in the 3100 block of H Street.
According to Larisa Bogardus, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Land Management Vale District, the Baker Field Office is on lockdown while police search the area.
“No BLMers were injured or are involved in the incident,” she wrote in an email.
It is worth noting that Greenwood was cleared in a fatal shooting in December of 2016 in Vale. This happened during an alleged home invasion, a case which the Malheur County District Attorney determined was self defense. Christopher Arnold Rubey, of Boise, was killed in that incident.