Death Investigation – Josephine County


On Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at approximately 9:45 A.M. the Josephine County Sheriff’s office responded to the 4000 block of Cheney Creek Road in Josephine County for a shots fired call.

Deputies arriving on scene located 41 year old Ivan J. Nutting Jr. deceased in the residence with gunshot wounds.

The Oregon State Police Major Crimes Detectives responded to coordinate and conduct the investigation.

The initial investigation indicates there was an argument and a physical altercation between Ivan Nutting Jr. and his father, Ivan Nutting Sr.  Ivan Nutting Sr. was able to wrestle a rifle away from Ivan Nutting Jr. and shots were fired.

This is an ongoing investigation at this time.

The Oregon State Police were assisted by the Oregon State Police Forensics Services Division, the Josephine County District Attorney’s office and the Josephine County Sheriff’s office.

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