Two people found dead Thursday night at a Hazel Dell apartment were wanted by police in Eugene, Ore., and died from what appeared to be self-inflicted gunshot wounds, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
The deceased were identified as Jacob “Jay” Timothy Richter-Shea, 23, and Cody Duk-Woo Moore, 19.
Sheriff’s detectives received information that the two men were wanted for violent, felony crimes by the Eugene Police Department and were thought to be staying at Vancouver’s Bridge Creek Apartments, 9211 N.E. 15th Ave., in a second-story unit, according to a sheriff’s office news release.
Both suspects were believed to be armed so the Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team responded. At least one suspect was seen about 6:30 p.m. at the back sliding glass door of the apartment, the sheriff’s office said.
A noise flash distraction device was deployed, and both suspects retreated back into the apartment. A short time later, officers heard two muffled pop sounds, the news release states.
SWAT officers used a robot to enter the apartment and found Richter-Shea and Moore dead.
Richter-Shea, who went by the alias “Smoke,” was believed to have been involved in a series of crimes, including a domestic violence incident and two shootings, according to a post on the Eugene Police Department’s Facebook page.
One shooting occurred Dec. 16 at apartments in the 1400 block of Orchard Street in Eugene, according to police.
Police say they believe Richter-Shea was accompanied by Moore in at least two of the three incidents.
Detectives with the Regional Major Crimes Team are continuing to investigate.