Bly shooting leaves one man dead

, Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted: Tue, July 1 2014 at 5:08 PM, Updated: Tue, July 1 2014 at 5:18 PM

A Klamath County woman is accused of shooting and killing a man in Bly Monday afternoon...and investigators are trying to figure out exactly what happened.

Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge says 23 year old Blake Anthony Brazeal was shot just before two Monday afternoon...

"Medical aid was rendered to the person who was shot, at the scene - however, he was pronounced dead at the scene."

58 year old Marilyn Ann Harding faces homicide charges, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Patridge says Harding is under guard at Sky Lakes Medical Center, and no booking photos have been taken...

"The nature of her injuries are unrelated at this point in time to the incident, to the shooting that occurred."

State Police forensics specialists were processing the crime scene in Bly Tuesday.

The D.A. notes that investigators are trying to find out exactly what happened...

"We really don't have a good indication of anything that sparked the shooting."

Patridge adds that an autopsy has been scheduled.

"The autopsy is incomplete at this point in time, but we know there's at least a single gunshot wound."

This is the fifth time this year that the Klamath County Major Crime Team has been activated for a homicide investigation.

911 records show that the incident was reported by Marilyn Harding, the woman accused of pulling the trigger.

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Lyle Ahrens

KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970's.  He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.

Lyle's job history is quite colorful.  He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand.  A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90's as a news writer and commercial producer.  In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.

Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.  "The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain.  Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story".

When he's not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.

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