Coos Bay robbery suspect murdered in California

Officials said the man was killed after a dispute over illegal drugs.

Posted: Apr. 23, 2019 12:15 PM
Updated: Apr. 24, 2019 8:26 AM

COOS BAY, Ore. -- A man suspected in an armed robbery in Coos Bay on Feb. 7 was murdered in California, Coos Bay police said.

Police identified Brandon Dawson, 26, of Orland, California in the robbery, which happened in the Cranberry Sweets parking lot. Dawson fled the area and was believed to be hiding out in Orland.

Dawson had been reported missing March 10 by his family, and on April 19 California authorities upgraded the missing person case to a homicide.

Authorities said Dawson was killed after a dispute over illegal drugs. The Glenn County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

The Coos Bay Police Department is closing its investigation into Dawson.

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