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– A Hermiston man found dead in his car of an apparent gunshot

wound triggered a manhunt in Sumpter early Thursday morning that

ended later that same day.

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"margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica;">Travis

Weems, 39, of Hermiston, was found outside the Elkhorn Tavern in

Sumpter, still in his vehicle after being shot near Cracker Creek

Road, according to Sumpter city officials.

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"margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica;">Police

quickly identified Daniel Myers, 56, as a person of interest in the

case. Multiple law enforcement teams converged on the area, and

there were fears that Myers had fled the area.

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"margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica;">The

Baker County Major Crime Team took Myers into custody around 3 p.m.

Thursday afternoon.

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"margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica;">"He was

sleeping in his trailer," Julie McKinney, Sumpter city recorder,

said, adding that several other people were with Myers.

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"margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica;">"They

used teargas to get them out," McKinney said. "It was a known drug

house."

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"margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica;">Weems,

according to McKinney, had been involved with Myers, though what

the relationship was exactly isn't clear. McKinney said Weems had

been arrested in Baker City in 2001 for possession of meth after

shooting himself in the leg.

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"margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica;">Sumpter

is about 25 miles west of Baker City, and just east of the Grant

County line.

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