Suspect Sought After Shooting On I-5 Near Roseburg
On Sunday, March 17, 2019 at approximately 12:00 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a shooting that had occurred on Interstate 5 southbound near milepost 124.
Witnesses reported a subject in a late model silver four door sedan, possibly a Ford, with no license plates shot a male subject in another vehicle while traveling southbound at that location.
The victim was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg for treatment of a gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
The suspect vehicle continued on Interstate 5 southbound from milepost 123.
A witness described the driver of the silver car as a male in his 30’s wearing a red baseball cap.
Oregon State Police is asking anyone who sees a vehicle and subject matching that description to call 911 and do not attempt to contact as we consider the suspect armed and dangerous.
Anyone that may have witnessed the shooting or anyone with any information regarding the shooting is asked to call the Oregon State Police at – *OSP – and refer to case # SP19095157.
Investigation is continuing and no further information is available for release at this time.
The victim in this case has been identified as Edward Lanier (53) of Myrtle Creek, Oregon.
Update: 8:51pm 3-17-19
Oregon State Police is requesting that anyone who may have seen an altercation between the victim vehicle, a beige 1992 Honda Accord, the suspect vehicle, a late model silver four door sedan (possibly a Ford) with no license plates, and possibly a third vehicle with no description.
The three vehicles were observed traveling westbound on Harvard Ave. just east of I-5 and then turning onto the southbound onramp to I-5 from Harvard Ave.
Oregon State Police is asking anyone that may have observed this altercation with the three vehicles or with any information regarding this incident to contact Oregon State Police at *OSP.
Graphic below shows area of incident.