Hermiston Police News: Preliminary statement for "Gotta Stop" mini mart shooting

Release Date: 
01/09/2012

The Hermiston Police Department along with the Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office as well as detectives from the Major Crime Team (comprised of the Oregon State Police, Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office, Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, Pendleton Police Department, Umatilla Police, and Stanfield Police) are working together on an incident that took place at the Gotta Stop mini mart (located at 1580 W Highland Ave – Hermiston) at approximately 3:40 PM. 

I can confirm multiple gunshots were reported to our agency and one person is deceased.  There are additional people involved and the major crime team is working to gather statements from those persons and will take the necessary action (to be determined at a later time).

At this point I cannot deny the shooting as being gang related, but I am also not in a position to confirm it was gang related.  Our agency is working with the members of the major crime team as this shooting will be an incredible draw on resources from all our partner agencies.

Additional information will be released in conjunction with Umatilla County District Attorney Daniel Primus who is on scene and actively assisting with this investigation.

​Acting Chief of Police Jason Edmiston


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