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News Release
Deputies Respond to Shooting in Lafayette - 09/20/21

On September 17, 2021 at about 11:13 pm, Yamhill County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a weapons complaint in the 400 block of N. Jackson Street in the City of Lafayette. Several 911 callers reported hearing gunshots and yelling.  Yamhill Communications received an additional call from an individual indicating they shot another person.

Deputies responded to the scene and located an adult male, age 35, suffering from a gunshot wound. Deputies detained a person on scene who was identified as the shooter.  The shooting victim was transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.  Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit (SIU) detectives responded to assist with the investigation.  After search warrants were obtained and served and all the evidence had been collected, Austin James Place, age 27, of Lafayette, was arrested and lodged in the Yamhill County Correctional Facility on charges of Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.  The bail amount at the time of booking is $162,500.


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