Shooting at Shari’s in Corvallis left one dead, suspects arrested, charged with murder

Suspects Brooklyn F. Sheppard and Michael A. Deyette II


The Corvallis Police Department sent out a press release around 8 p.m. Monday announcing the arrest of two suspects linked to the shooting that left one dead and one injured in Shari’s parking lot on Ninth Street last Friday. 
The press release identified 43 year old Michael A. Deyette II as having been arrested for “Murder, Assault in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon,” and similarly, 35 year old Brooklyn F. Sheppard “for one count of Murder under an aid and abet theory.”
CPD claim the two suspects were neighbors and were also romantically involved. While Deyette is believed to have been the shooter, Sheppard was present at the scene of the crime, where she sustained an unknown injury. Deyette was linked to the crime through a piece of forensic evidence. 

The two will appear in court on Jan. 19 at 1:20 p.m.

Original story:

CPD reported a shooting on Jan. 15 around 7:45 p.m. on Ninth Street outside of Shari’s Restaurant.

According to Lt. Cord Wood of CPD, there is one confirmed deceased and one being treated for unknown injuries. There are currently no details regarding the shooters motive or identity.
The shooter is still at large, though police do not believe there is an immediate threat to the community at this time.
Ninth St. was closed Friday night following the shooting.
The police are treating the investigation as an active homicide and ask that community members stay clear of the scene.

The Corvallis Police Department sent out a press release 8 a.m. Saturday identifying 29-year-old Jason Scott Williams of Corvallis as the deceased victim and a 35-year-old Forest Grove woman as injured.
Lt. Cord Wood of the CPD said there is nobody in custody for the shooting at this time.

“If people saw something, if they were in the area of Shari’s, we would absolutely encourage them to give us a call,” Wood said.

Neither of the two victims are Oregon State University students, staff or faculty, according to Steve Clark, vice president of university relations and marketing.

The investigation, which includes CPD, the Benton County Sheriff’s Deputies and Benton County Search and Rescue is ongoing.

Anyone with information on the shooting should call 541-766-6919.

Was this article helpful?