Police investigating Malheur County homicide

Posted at 11:04 AM, May 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 10:12:59-04


The investigation continues into a deadly shooting in Oregon, the Malheur District Attorney said that authorities have developed several leads, however, the shooter remains on the loose.

The DA also said that they believe there are two, possibly three persons of interest who fled the scene on Highway 201 just north of Ontario.

Investigators are asking the public to help with any information that could help them in their investigation.


One man is dead following a Wednesday night shooting in Malheur County.

According to Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe, deputies responded to a home in the 4400 block of Highway 201, north of Ontario, about 9:15 p.m. 

Upon arrival, they found a 54-year-old man who had suffered a single gunshot wound to the head.

The victim has been identified as Douglas Madrid of Nyssa.

Madrid was transported to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario, where he later died from his injury.

“This case is very fluid. We have a lot of work to do. Our investigators have been working on this nonstop,” Wolfe stated.

Malheur County District Attorney David Goldthorpe said there were a number of people on the property at the time. “There are multiple residences on the property,” he said.

The witnesses have been interviewed by investigators.

“The victim did not live at the residence, but he knew the people who were there,” Wolfe said.

Investigators are currently looking for three persons of interest. “We are looking for a vehicle that is described as a dark-colored Nissan Titan pick-up truck. It was last seen headed north, toward Weiser. We have also notified Idaho (law enforcement) authorities,” Goldthorpe stated.

Descriptions of the persons of interest have not yet been released.

The Malheur County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit, Ontario Police, and Oregon State Police are investigating.

Stay with Six On Your Side as more details become available.