Shooting investigation may take two more weeks

Shooting investigation may take two more weeks
Photo of Brian Woodruff, 38, of Myrtle Creek, posted to KPIC's Facebook page. Woodruff died from a single gunshot wound in a Myrtle Creek apartment on August 23.

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. -- The investigation into the shooting death of Brian Woodruff, 38, in a Myrtle Creek apartment is still ongoing.

Myrtle Creek Police Chief Don Brown told KPIC News on Thursday that it could be two more weeks before they are done. The investigation is being led by the Douglas County Major Crimes Team. Police are still interviewing witnesses and investigating leads in the case.

On August 23 at around 9:15 p.m., Robert Brandon Young, 28, of Myrtle Creek, called 911 and reported that he had shot an intruder, who he said forced his way into the apartment and threatened him.The victim was identified as Woodruff.

Sgt. Kris Malek of the Myrtle Creek Police Department said last week that Woodruff died from a single gunshot wound to the head. His body was found in an upstairs bedroom.

Police reported earlier that there were no obvious signs of forced entry.

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Brown says after the investigation is complete the case will be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office for review. It is then up to the DA to decide whether or not to send it to the grand jury.

A flyer was posted to KPIC's Facebook page, indicating a celebration of life has been organized for Woodruff on September 10 at 1:00 p.m., at Stanton Park in Canyonville.