By Associated Press - Saturday, July 4, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) - Authorities have identified the shooter and the victim in what they are calling a murder-suicide at a Springfield apartment complex.

The Springfield Police Department says 71-year-old Ronald Cottle on Friday shot and killed the property manager identified as 39-year-old Shawn Newell.

Newell was rushed to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The shooter then barricaded himself inside his apartment. After officers tried to negotiate with him, a SWAT team fired tear gas inside and stormed the apartment.

They found Cottle inside, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital, where he also died.



Police say Cottle was in the process of being evicted and the manager was serving him with the eviction papers.

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