EAGLE POINT, Ore. — It started with a phone call.
“Another call from my daughter’s phone and she just said dad I need you here right away,” says Cowdrey.
That’s the message Patrick Cowdrey says he received Tuesday night, after an argument between his daughter and her boyfriend, 39-year-old Dale Arthur Amstutz-Dunn.
Cowdrey says his daughter kept the call alive in her pocket so he could hear.
When things started to get out of hand, he called the police.
“I could hear the conversation and I could see, well it’s probably a good time to call 911,” says Cowdrey.
Cowdrey says his daughter told him at one point things escalated and Amstutz-Dunn started waving a gun around.
Cowdrey lives right next door and ran over.
“I got over to her front door and there was a broken window,” Cowdrey said. “Right away I knew we had a situation.”
When he arrived he says Amstutz-Dunn and his friend were already racing out the door, headed for the friend’s SUV.
The two didn’t make it far. Deputies stopped them on Idlewood Drive and Stevens Road.
Shortly after, Cowdrey heard gunshots.
“Bang bang bang bang bang there was probably 1 shot, possibly 2, and then 6 in rapid succession,” Cowdrey said while recounting the event. “We could pretty much tell what was going on.”
Amstutz-Dunn did not survive.
“My daughter was really shaken up, as you can imagine,” says Cowdrey.
Oregon State Police are taking over the investigation.
Cowdrey says he was unaware of his daughter’s boyfriend’s criminal history.
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