Oregon State Police say the suspect in Sunday’s fatal shooting outside of Redmond has died after a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Skyler Ray Myers, 32 was pronounced dead at St. Charles Medical Center, OSP said Monday.
“Mr. Meyers had died from an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound,” said Sgt. Jayson Janes, DCSO public information officer.
Central Oregon Daily News then asked if there was still a threat in the area, and DCSO said “No there is not.”
OSP and the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were called to 5677 SW Young Avenue in Redmond at 8:28 a.m. Sunday, OSP said.
They found that Trevit C. Law, 45, of Redmond had been shot. Despite first aid from officers on the scene, Law was pronounced dead.
During the investigation, DCSO had alerted neighbors to lock their homes, vehicles and outbuildings as they searched the area.
DCSO later sent out an update saying Meyers was a person of interest. In that same alert, there was a flyer attached from Oregon State Police calling Meyers an “armed and dangerous” homicide suspect.
Then, around 5:15 p.m., DCSO put out another update saying Meyers was located and was “of no further interest” and that OSP was taking over the updates in the case.
It wasn’t until Monday morning that OSP said several police agencies had tracked down Myers Sunday and found him near Gift Road and the Deschutes Canal Sunday. OSP said Myers had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
“We worked together with Oregon State Police throughout the day,” Janes said. “One to find the suspect in this case and two, to keep the public notified of what was going on. We sent out various alerts throughout the day through our dispatch system to let the public know we were going to be in the area and to lock their doors, as well as putting out press releases and information on social media just to keep the public informed of what we were doing and who we were looking for.”
OSP did not immediately release any more information in the case Monday, including a motive.