Fatal shooting under investigation in Josephine County

This article has been updated.

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – A death investigation is underway in the Galice area.

Oregon State Police said in the early morning hours of July 31, 43-year-old Julie James and her boyfriend, 41-year-old Travis Albins, were camping in a remote area on Bureau of Land Management land. The two got into some sort of altercation, OSP said, and James was shot.

Albins drove his girlfriend to Three Rivers Hospital where staff tried to revive her, but they were unsuccessful and she was pronounced dead.

Once officers arrived at the hospital, they took Albins into custody. He was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and manslaughter in the first degree.

Investigators provided no further information.

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