An Izee man was shot in the chest in the early morning hours on Christmas Eve.
At about 3:08 a.m., the Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an altercation at an Izee area ranch and discovered Jeremy Lawson, 39, Izee, was injured from a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to a press release from Sheriff Glenn Palmer.
Palmer and Deputy Ken Olson were the first officers on scene, and Lawson was initially transported from the Izee area in a police vehicle because of the distance from ambulance services. Law enforcement met up with the Seneca Quick Response Team and transferred Lawson into its ambulance, which then met up with the John Day ambulance.
Lawson was transported to Blue Mountain Hospital and later flown to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. Palmer said in the release Lawson’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
The case is currently under investigation, but no arrests have been made. Palmer said in the release it is likely evidence will be submitted to a grand jury, and no other names will be released until after the grand jury has reviewed the evidence.