MALHEUR COUNTY — A man suspected in a shooting 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.
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).
Further information this afternoon reveals the shooting victim was a man, who was taken to a local hospital to be treated.
Officials are investigating a second victim in the case.
The Major Crime Team is investigating this incident, and 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.