Death Investigation — (On Behalf of Stayton Police Department) – Update


The following update is being released on behalf of the Stayton Police Department.

On Thursday May 9th at about 12pm Stayton Police responded to a residence in Stayton for a possible gun shot.  When they arrived, Officers found a 16-year-old male who had been shot with a handgun.  He was transported to Santiam Memorial Hospital where he died shortly after arriving.  An autopsy was conducted by the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office today and the death was ruled a suicide.

Stayton PD would like you to please keep the involved family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.

Previous Release:

The following information is being released on behalf of the Stayton Police Department. 

On May 9, 2019 at about 12:00 PM, Stayton Police Department responded to a residence in regards to a juvenile male being shot. 

Preliminary information indicates a juvenile male died from a gun-shot wound.  Stayton Police Department is leading the investigation.  Oregon State Police, Marion County Sherriff's Office, Salem Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit and Aumsville Police Department and  are assisting Stayton Police Department to determine the cause and circumstances. 

Media inquiries should be directed to the Stayton Police Department. Point of Contact is Chief of Police Rich Sebens at 503-932-1406. 

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