Sequim man arrested following fatal P.A. shooting

Sequim Gazette staff

A 25-year-old man is dead following an early morning shooting in Port Angeles.

Clallam County Sheriff's Department reports deputies responded to a disturbance at 12:40 a.m. Thursday, May 22, on Monroe Road, east of Port Angeles, where they found Port Angeles resident Matthew Baker dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Nathan Olson, 26, of Sequim, has been arrested and booked at the Clallam County Correction Facility on suspicion of homicide.

Ron Cameron, Chief Criminal Deputy for the Sheriff's Department, said in a statement that a birthday party was being held and Baker was leaving the party and was alone in the living room with Olson, a Sequim High School 2005 graduate, when witnesses in a nearby room heard a single “pop.”

Deputies found Baker on the floor, Cameron said, and that Olson was sitting in the room where the shot was fired with a semi-automatic handgun nearby.

Both were attendees of the party, but neither men were residents of the home.

Cameron said witnesses claim they heard no arguing or discussion between the two men immediately prior to the shot being fired.

Deputies determined alcohol was present at the party, but are continuing the crime scene investigation at this time, Cameron said.

More information to come.



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