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Sheriff: Roseburg man arrested after shooting man during argument

Nicholas McElmurry (Douglas County Sheriff's Office booking photo)/Valley View Mobile Home Park at 200 Emil’s Way in Roseburg, Oct. 9, 2018. (SBG)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Roseburg man has been arrested after police say he shot a man during an argument in Roseburg overnight, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Around 1 a.m. Tuesday, October 9, a caller reported a shooting had just occurred at the Valley View Mobile Home Park at 200 Emil’s Way in Roseburg.

Deputies from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded along with the Roseburg and Winston police departments.

Initial reports indicated an argument was occurring in one of the trailers that involved 30-year-old Ricky Gibbons of Roseburg, police said. While this was going on, 34-year-old Nicholas McElmurry, also of Roseburg, arrived at the trailer and became involved in the argument. McElmurry then shot Gibbons and fled the scene, the sheriff's office said.

Gibbons was taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center, where he was initially treated before being transported to Riverbend Hospital in Springfield. His current condition is unknown, but his injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening, according to police.

Two K-9 Units from the Roseburg Police Department responded and assisted with a search for McElmurry.

Around 2 a.m., a K-9 officer announced the dog would be sent under a trailer and the dog began barking.

McElmurry, who was hiding in a nearby shed, yelled out and surrendered.

He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Douglas County Jail where he was initially charged with first-degree assault.

Police say more charges are expected.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are continuing the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 440-4471.

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