Douglas County Sheriff's Office


 Justice Building • Roseburg, Oregon 97470 • (541) 440-4450

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  08/24/2011 - 10:50
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Fatal Shooting Investigation  
Date/Time of Incident:  08/23/2011 - 21:15
Incident Location:  1100 block NE Simpson Lane, Myrtle Creek, Oregon  
Case Number:  11-3197  
Deceased:  Woodruff, Brian Douglas / 38 yoa / Myrtle Creek, OR
Involved:  Young, Robert Brandon / 28 yoa / Myrtle Creek, OR

On Tuesday, August 23, at about 2125 hours, the 911 center received a call from Robert Young stating he had shot a man who forced his way into Young's apartment in the 1100 block of NE Simpson Lane in the city of Myrtle Creek.

Myrtle Creek Police and Sheriff's Deputies responded to the scene and found 38 year old Brian Woodruff dead inside the apartment. Young has been cooperative with investigators and has said he acted in self defense after Woodruff forced his way into the residence and threatened Young.

The Douglas County Major Crimes team was asked to assist with the investigation. Major Crimes Team members responded to the scene last night and continue working on the case today as part of the ongoing investigation.

Next of kin has been notified.

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