By News-Register staff • 

Man fatally shot in NE McMinnville; suspect apprehended, charged with murder

Dustin Brown
Dustin Brown

A McMinnville man, on probation out of Lane County and an admitted drug user, according to court records, was arrested about 2 a.m. Saturday in connection with Friday afternoon's shooting death of a 28-year-old male at a residence in Northeast McMinnville.

Dustin Allen Brown, 33, has been charged with one count of murder, according to the Yamhill County District Attorney's office. He is lodged in jail without bail and was scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Monday before Circuit Court Judge Ladd Wiles.

The victim has been identified as Richard Joshua John Barney of McMinnville,

McMinnville police said there are no other subjects involved in the investigation into the shooting and there is no continued danger to the public.

An "extensive and rapidly evloving investigation" led to the apprehension of Brown, according to police. They were assisted by the sheriff's office, Oregon State Police and Carlton, Newberg-Dundee and Yamhill police.

Police gave this account of the incident:

About 5:30 p.m., officers responded to the 3800 block of Northeast Colson Street on a reported shooting. The victim had sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

A Life Flight helicopter was requested, but the victim died while being transported by McMinnville Fire Department ambulance to where the helicopter had landed..

The suspect was described as a while male who bicycled away from the residence eastbound on Grandhaven Street. It was believed he was armed with a 9mm handgun.

Anyone with information or who may have been in the area and saw anything is asked to call the Yamhill Communications Agency 911 dispatch center at 503-434-6500. Police said they are also seeking any homeowners or businesses who may have video related to the shooting.



Interesting that the NR reported a story about found 9mm shell casings and gunshots heard in the same area on June 20.....related?

rtistic1 has his age as 33


Nine's a popular firearm. Now, if the shells from the 20th match the brand of those from Friday, there's a possible relationship.


I was thinking more about the location....


Nice job Mac PD. Thank you for getting this guy arrested so quickly and for all that you do to keep us safe. You are much appreciated!

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