December 31, 2022 at approximately 2:00PM Klamath County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 10400 block of Old Fort Rd north of Klamath Falls, on a reported assault with a victim of a gun shot wound having left the scene. The first deputy arriving into the area tended to wounded victim and secured scene for Klamath County Fire District 1 ambulance to respond in and transport the victim to SkyLakes Medical Center. The victim sustained two gun shot wounds that were not life threatening and was later released from the hospital

Additional deputies responded to the residence on Old Fort Road where the incident took place. The responsible person, Loren Carrell Sr, age 38 of Klamath Falls, was contacted and taken into custody without further incident. Carrell Sr was known to be in possession of several firearms and had no prior convictions though there was an outstanding felony warrant on an unrelated case.

In addition to Carrell Sr there were five children living in the house, ages 9, 6, 4, 2, and infant. DHS took custody of the children due to the deplorable conditions in the house.

This case is being investigated by the Major Crime Team which includes representatives from Klamath Falls Police Department, Oregon State Police and the Klamath County District Attorney’s Office. Future updates on this case will go through the District Attorney’s Office.

Carrell Sr is lodged at the Klamath County Jail on the felony warrant as well following initial charges related to this incident:

Attempted-Murder II
Assault I
Unlawful Use of a Weapon
Criminal Mistreatment I (x5)
Child Neglect II (x5)

This incident occurred moments after a pursuit that was unrelated ended at the Best Western at 6th and Washburn. A very busy day for local law enforcement.

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