Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his deputies are investigating the shooting of a Lebanon man. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 Center received a call yesterday at 9:10 p.m. of a disturbance with gunshots fired.
Deputies responded to the 600 block of B Street in Lebanon and found Jerry Lynn Chasteen, 58, of Lebanon, had been shot multiple times. Deputies determined a large caliber handgun was used in a neighborhood dispute between Chasteen and Donald Barry Avritt, 25, of Lebanon.
Chasteen was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis for serious injuries and is listed in stable condition.
Avritt and witnesses were detained and detectives are currently processing the scene for further evidence.
The Linn County Sheriff’s office was assisted by Lebanon Fire Department and Lebanon and Albany Police Departments.
No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is continuing into the possibility of this being a criminal matter or self-defense. All parties are cooperating with investigators.