Man considered ‘armed and dangerous’ after fleeing the scene of a deadly shooting

Update (03/18/19 9:10 a.m.) – Police have identified the man who was shot and killed on I-5 as 53-year-old Edward Lanier of Myrtle Creek, Oregon.

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Original story: ROSEBURG, Ore. — Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a report of a shooting on Interstate 5 near milepost 124 Sunday afternoon.

Witnesses reported a subject in a late model silver four-door sedan with no license plates, shot a male subject in a beige 1992 Honda Accord while traveling southbound. A possible third vehicle with no description is involved.

The victim was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg for treatment of a gunshot wound but was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The three vehicles were seen traveling westbound on Harvard Ave., east of I-5 and then turned on the southbound onramp to I-5 from Harvard Ave.

The suspect reportedly continued on Interstate 5 southbound from milepost 123. A witness said the driver is a male that looked in his 30’s. He was also wearing a red baseball hat.

OSP is asking anyone who sees a vehicle and subject that matches the description to call 911. Do not approach the subject as he’s considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information on the altercation, you’re asked to call OSP and refer to case #SP19095157.

This is still an open investigation.

Blakely McHugh is co-anchor of NBC5 News at Sunrise and spokesperson for In This Together, a suicide prevention initiative. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Blakely is a native of San Diego, CA. Blakely is excited to be in southern Oregon, a place that gets all the seasons and has similar temperatures to Arizona in the summer! When she’s not at work, you can find her relaxing at home watching TV and cuddling with her cat, Dallas. She also enjoys trying new places to eat and exploring the outdoors. Blakely loves meeting new people so if you see her out and about, say “hi!”
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