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Shooting near Sweet Home under investigation

Deputies say they found a semi-automatic pistol, magazine and ammunition when serving a search warrant on the pickup.

Posted: Jun 28, 2021 12:58 PM

SWEET HOME, Ore. – A man accused of shooting at a vehicle near Foster Reservoir has been taken into custody.

Just after 10 p.m. on June 25, a caller reported that a shooter had driven away from the Calkins Boat Ramp area in a Ford pickup, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office said.

A nearby deputy located the truck on Highway 20. The driver, who has been identified as 35-year-old Paul Kizer of Sweet Home, reportedly refused to stop for authorities.

Kizer then parked at a home on Ames Creek Road and was arrested after a verbal confrontation with deputies, the sheriff’s office said.

Investigators say Kizer had a confrontation with a man at the boat ramp and threw a rock at the vehicle as it left. When the vehicle returned, Kizer reportedly fired shots at it, popping a tire before driving away.

Deputies say they found a semi-automatic pistol, magazine and ammunition when serving a search warrant on the pickup.

Kizer was taken to the Linn County Jail on charges of unlawful use of a weapon, four counts of reckless endangering, eluding in a vehicle, felon in possession of a firearm, second-degree criminal mischief and reckless driving.

If you have any information, contact deputies at 541-967-3950.

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