- Associated Press - Friday, March 28, 2014

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon state medical examiner says a 31-year-old man whose body was found in a burned-out North Plains farmhouse after a standoff with Washington County deputies died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/JqJ34K) Dr. Karen Gunson said Thursday that Brian Roy Olson died Wednesday from a gunshot wound to the head.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Bob Ray says Olson was accused of shooting his girlfriend’s adult son with a rifle earlier Wednesday. The injured man, 24-year-old James Crandall, was hospitalized in critical condition.

Deputies who responded to a disturbance report learned of Crandall’s shooting and began a daylong standoff with Olson at the rural home west of Portland.

Ray says the house caught fire shortly after tear gas was used. The sheriff’s spokesman says fire investigators report there were no law enforcement gas canisters in the area where the fire started. They say a propane torch was found near Olson’s body.

Ray says Olson lived at the home with his girlfriend and James Crandall.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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