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DA: fatal Lowell, Ore., shooting was self defense

The Columbian

LOWELL, Ore. (AP) — The Lane County district attorney says a 62-year-old man acted in self defense when he fatally shot his stepson at the family’s Lowell, Ore., home.

District Attorney Alex Gardner said Thursday that an inebriated Shawn Gamble picked a fight with his stepfather Jimmie Allen Montgomery on Monday and assaulted him near a shed on the property.

Montgomery retreated to the main house and the 36-year-old Gamble followed. The older man grabbed a small-caliber handgun near his bed and warned that he would fire if Gamble kept coming. Other family members prevented Gamble from grabbing a gun but he still resumed his attack on Montgomery and the older man fired multiple shots.


Information from: KVAL-TV,