Saturday, July 23, 2011

* UPDATE - Suspect Photo * - Mt. Angel Man Dies in Shooting

News Release from: Marion Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: July 23rd, 2011 7:38 AM
(Suspect Timothy Davis)
A photo of suspect Timothy D. Davis is attached.
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Marion County Investigators, assisted by officers & detectives from several surrounding agencies, are working through the night on the shooting investigation in Mt. Angel.
The victim has been identified as Albert G. Hopkins, 54. Hopkins lived with his girlfriend and her son in their home on North Spruce Street, near the scene of the shooting. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man previously detained, as a person of interest, is the son of the girlfriend. He is identified as Timothy D. Davis, 30 years old. Davis was formally arrested Friday evening at 9:45pm and booked in the Marion County Jail on charges of Murder and Assault II. He will be held without bail until his court appearance on Monday, July 25th. A photo of Davis will be released when available.
Davis is accused of shooting Hopkins as he arrived home from a business trip. The motive for the shooting is not known at this time. A revolver was recovered at the scene. Mt. Angel Officers Jimmie Puente and Jeff Charpilloz took Davis into custody at the scene of the shooting, minutes after the call to 911. Davis offered no resistance.
No one else was home at the time of the shooting. The driver of the airport shuttle, who was not injured, was released after providing his statement to detectives.
The 500 block of North Spruce Street remains closed to the public while search warrants are obtained and served on the van and the home occupied by the victim and suspect. An autopsy will be performed on Mr. Hopkins to determine the exact cause of death. It is scheduled for Saturday.
The investigation is ongoing. Copies of the Norcom 911 calls will not be released until the investigation is complete.
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Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff's Office are currently assisting the Mt. Angel Police Department with the investigation of a shooting that occurred earlier today.
At 12:40pm, Mt. Angel Officers received a call of shots being fired in the 800 block of North Spruce Street, in Mt. Angel.
Responding Officers found a male adult deceased in a vehicle. A person of interest has been detained and is being questioned. There is no danger or immediate threat to the residents of the area. There is a domestic relationship between the person of interest and the victim.
A witness, who was driving the vehicle occupied by the victim, is being questioned by investigators. He was not injured in the shooting.
The Medical Examiner and District Attorney's Office have representatives at the scene.
Local law enforcement agencies have sent officers and detectives to assist in this investigation.
No information on the deceased will be released until family notifications are made. The identity of the person being detained will be withheld until his role in this incident can be clarified and confirmed.
This investigation is on-going. Additional information will be made available when possible.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office will handle all PIO inquiries for this incident.