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Deputies say Tenmile shooting may have been self-defense

No arrests have been made in the case.

Posted: May 11, 2018 7:41 PM
Updated: May 11, 2018 7:49 PM

TENMILE, Ore. – A man who shot his neighbor in Douglas County may have done it in self-defense, according to detectives.

Deputies were called to Degnath Gateway Lane in Tenmile Tuesday morning, where they said they found Kevin Welker, 57, shot in the leg by his neighbor Kevin Duckworth, 56.

READ MORE: Man injured in Tenmile shooting

Officials said Welker and Duckworth have been involved in an ongoing neighborhood dispute.

Duckworth was arrested in January 2017 after being accused of hitting Welker in the head with a shovel. Court documents show that case was dismissed.

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