OSP says Ivan Nutting Jr. and Ivan Nutting Sr. had an argument that escalated to a physical altercation. During the fight, a rifle was involved.
Police say Nutting Sr. wrestled the gun away from his son and shots were fired.
Nutting Jr. has a criminal record and according to OSP, is known to local police.
They say Nutting Sr. is cooperating with the investigation.
WILDERVILLE, Ore.– One person is dead after a fatal shooting this morning in a rural neighborhood in Josephine County.
The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office says it happened on Cheney Creek Road near Wilderville. The victim hasn’t been identified and it’s unknown if anyone has been arrested. The Oregon State Police major crimes unit has taken over the investigation.
OSP didn’t return calls seeking comment.
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NBC5 News Reporter Miles Furuichi graduated from Chapman University with degrees in English and Journalism. He received post graduate experience in Los Angeles in photojournalism and commercial photography. He also spent time in Dublin, Ireland working in print journalism and advertising.
Miles is a Rogue Valley native, raised in Ashland. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking and photography.