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Update on fatal shooting investigation in Lakeview

Officers responded to a reported shooting in Lakeview on Monday, July 6th at 10:00 pm and found a man dying in a parking lot.

Posted: Jul 7, 2020 1:08 PM
Updated: Jul 25, 2020 11:09 AM

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — The Lake County Major Crime Team is still investigating the murder of Jacob Wheat according to Oregon State Police. 

The team believes 32-year-old Dean Wood is a person of interest. He is already in the Lake County Jail on unrelated charges. The Major Crime Team says it will pursue criminal charges on anyone involved with the murder. 

*Anyone who has information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the Lake County 911 non-emergency line at 541-947-2504 or the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 541-883-5711.

Update: 7/25/2020 11:00 am 


Oregon State Police is investigating a fatal shooting in Lakeview that happened on Monday night, the agency said in a statement.

Lake County dispatch received a 911 call reporting a shooting just after 10 p.m. When Lake County deputies and OSP troopers arrived at the scene, they found a man lying in a parking lot at 11 North G Street.

The victim, identified as 26-year-old Jacob Wheat, was seriously injured and died while officers tried to him him first aid.

OSP said that the Lake County Major Crime Team has been activated to investigate. The agency said that it does not believe there is an active threat to the community.

Anyone with information about the investigation — or anyone who was in the area and has not yet been contacted by police — is asked to contact the Lake County 911 non-emergency line at 541-947-2222 or the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 541-883-5711.

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