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The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police are currently investigating a reported shooting in the area of Madison and Onyx in the suburbs of Klamath Falls.

Just after 7am this morning, police and fire were dispatched to an address in the area mentioned above on a report of an elderly male who had shot a person inside a residence.


According to information Klamath Alerts has obtained, the victim and shooter are deceased.

We will release more information once an official press release is sent to us. This information is preliminary as the investigation is still ongoing.

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Update at 10:57am From Klamath County Sheriff 

Homicide/Suicide on Onyx Ave

At 7:13 AM on Thursday February 14, 2019 Klamath 911 Emergency Communication received a call from a third party, who was not on scene, of a shooting that had occurred at 6207 Onyx Ave in Klamath Falls. The responsible party was reported to be suicidal and still inside the location. Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies responded with the Oregon State Police and Klamath Fire District 1.

Deputies attempted to make contact inside the residence with no response. Upon entry the male resident, 86 year old, Fred E. Mulkey, was found deceased, as a result of suicide. In a separate room, Susan Samsel, 53 years of age, the live-in caregiver, was located deceased with gunshot wounds.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team consisting of the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Klamath County District Attorney Office, Oregon State Police and The Klamath Falls Police have assembled and continue to investigate.

Klamath County strives to protect its citizens. If you or someone you know is suffering from depression or having suicidal thoughts call 1(800) 273-8255 or text HELP to 741741.