Police Investigate Standoff, Fatal Fire

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A house fire in Roseburg left one man dead, and now police are investigating the incident as a homicide.

The Roseburg Fire Department responded to a house fire on SE Ramp Street on Monday morning and found a man dead inside. Police say Richard Dale Casebeer, 71, of Roseburg, is the presumed victim. Confirmation is pending.

Investigators say Jonathan Lackey, a 23-year-old transient, is the person of interest.

Later that afternoon, detectives say they found out Lackey was staying at the Casa Loma Motel in Roseburg, so they tried to contact him. They say he came out of his room and pointed a handgun at them and started shooting. Lackey and detectives exchanged gunfire, and then Lackey ran back inside. He surrendered several hours later.

Detectives and Oregon State Police are still investigating.

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