Investigators looking into Saturday morning shooting death of Sweet Home man

A Sweet Home man was fatally shot early Saturday morning, May 11.

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon said that at approximately 5:23 a.m., the Linn County Dispatch Center received a 911 call from Cheri Lyn Olsen, 47, of Sweet Home, who reported her boyfriend had been shot on Wiley Creek Road near Sweet Home.  

Paramedics from the Sweet Home Fire Department, officers from the Sweet Home Police Department, and deputies from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office all responded to Wiley Creek Road and met with the caller as she was driving towards Sweet Home.

Paramedics transported Dean Paul Jurica, 50, of Sweet Home, to the Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, where he succumbed to his injury.  

The investigation in ongoing and no further information is available for release at this time.

Anybody with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Sheriff’s Detective Colin Pyle at (541) 967-3950.   

The New Era will follow up in the May 15 edition.