Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted: Tue, April 2 2013 at 4:57 PM, Updated: Tue, April 2 2013 at 5:08 PM
Police are looking for a person of interest in a violent attack where two people were shot - one in the back of the head, and the other in the face...Police have also identified the victims.
28 year old Terry Dwight Entriken is listed in 'critical' condition at Sky Lakes Medical Center after being shot in the back of the head.
36 year old Vanessa Renee Alexander was shot in the face, she's listed in 'fair' condition at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.
The shooting happened just before 10:30 Sunday night at an apartment complex on Washburn Way and Pear Street.
Police have identified 27 year old Leland Thomas Nicholson Jr. as a person of interest...
Witnesses claim they say Nicholson leaving the scene in a car that police later located a few blocks away.
Police still aren't sure just what triggered the shooting, and the Klamath County Major Crime Team is still looking for clues, and any information from the public.
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.