An investigation into a fatal shooting north of Bend on Wednesday afternoon is ongoing.
Just after 11 a.m. Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported shooting near the intersection of McGrath Road and Casa Court. Nearby residents were warned to stay inside their homes and lock their doors as Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, K9 units, drone operator and officers from Oregon State Police, Bend Police and Redmond Police searched the scene.
Officers found a woman lying in the street and life saving efforts were attempted but 58-year-old Valerie A. Peterson was pronounced dead at the scene.
Around 12:40 the Sheriff’s Office reported that they had a suspect in custody and that there was no longer a threat to the community.
As of 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a press release from the Sheriff’s Office specified that the person of interest in the shooting was still in custody, but had been taken to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.
The Sheriff’s Office has not released any information on what occurred before the shooting, but said that the investigation was ongoing.
Central Oregon Daily will have more information as it becomes available.
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