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News Release
Sheriff's Office Seeks Information Related to Shooting (Photo) - 08/09/22

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Benton County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is seeking information related to an investigation regarding a shooting they responded to on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at approximately 1:20 a.m.

Corvallis Regional Communication Center received a 9-1-1 call made by a 44-year-old male resident who said he was bleeding from his shoulder, possibly from a gunshot, but he wasn’t sure what happened because no windows were broken in his residence.

The Corvallis Fire Department responded to the 2100 block of NE Merloy Ave, Corvallis, and learned the male had a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and transported him to a local hospital.

A preliminary investigation by Benton County Sheriff’s Office Detectives revealed the victim was standing in his studio apartment when a bullet penetrated an exterior wall and lodged in his left shoulder. A search was conducted in the surrounding area, but a suspect was not located.

Benton County Sheriff’s Office personnel continue to investigate this incident. Any residents in the surrounding neighborhoods with exterior camera recordings or anyone that observed anything unusual that may be of evidentiary value are encouraged to notify BCSO.

Future updates may be provided as they become available. Based on the investigation to date, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office has no information to believe there is a threat to the public.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office asks anyone who has additional information please email acting in capacity Captain Chris Duffitt, at or call 541-766-6858. Arrangements can be made for information to be shared privately. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may also submit tips to 541-573-8477 (TIPS).

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