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News Release
Suspect Arrested In Timber Linn Park Shooting -- Incident # 21-6762 - 10/14/21

On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at approximately 11:00 A.M., Albany Police detectives developed information on the location of a subject wanted in connection with the shooting of Joshua Johnston-Partain that occurred on Sunday, October 10, 2021, at Timber Linn Park in Albany. 

Detectives from the Albany Police Department, Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Corvallis Police, Oregon State Police, Linn Interagency Narcotics Enforcement team (LINE), and Lincoln City Police responded to Lincoln City to attempt to locate the subject. 

The subject was spotted as a passenger in a blue Pontiac G6 near the Lincoln City Outlet shopping facility.  Detectives followed the vehicle northeast on Highway 18 and then east on Highway 22 toward Salem.  Albany Police Detectives coordinated with other law enforcement agencies to intercept and conduct a high-risk traffic stop with the vehicle.

However, the vehicle stopped on its own, in the parking lot of the “Stop n’ Save Market” on Main Street in Rickreall, where Oregon State Police, Benton County Sheriff, LINE detectives and Salem Police contacted and detained the occupants in the vehicle without incident. 

Elijah Matthew Crump was arrested and transported to the Albany Police Department.  Crump was later lodged in the Linn County Jail on the following charges:

  • Murder in the Second Degree
  • Assault in the First Degree
  • Unlawful Use of Weapon
  • Menacing
  • Criminal Conspiracy


Albany Police detectives are continuing the investigation and no further information will be released at this time.  Albany Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Albany Police Detective Unit at 541-917-7686.

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