Fatal Shooting Reported Around 2:30am This Morning.

Klamath Alerts has been following a reported fatal shooting that occurred early this morning in the Crescent area. The incident is under investigation by the major crime team and we are awaiting a statement from the Klamath County D.A.

Early details are currently available in our Breaking News App. When a press release is issued from the D.A. we will update with more details.

Update: Statement Released From D.A. at 11:37am 5-9-19

On May 9, 2019 at 2:33 a.m., Emergency Dispatch received a call from Rex Ronald Jones, date of birth 2/21/60, indicating he had shot Russell Sherman Gilbert and that Gilbert didn’t appear to be breathing. The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police responded, and the deputies and troopers found the victim deceased. The homicide occurred on property on Cox Road in Crescent, Oregon.  

The Major Crime Team was immediately activated with the Klamath Falls Police Department, Oregon State Police, Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, and the Klamath County District Attorney’s office responding. The Klamath County Sheriff’s office is the lead investigation agency.

Mr. Jones was arrested and booked on charges of murder and unlawful use of a weapon. The public can provide pertinent information about the incident to the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office.

We extend gratitude for the tireless service of our law enforcement personnel at any and all hours across Klamath County.

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Above: mugshot of homicide suspect Rex Ronald Jones