A Hermiston man found dead from a gunshot wound at an East Francolin residence on June 9, has been identified as 21-year-old Jesus Eli Lopez, according a press release from the Umatilla County District Attorney's office.
The Umatilla/Morrow Major Crime Team is investigating Lopez's death as a homicide, the release stated.
Hermiston police were initially dispatched to a residence on the 300 block of East Francolin Avenue at approximately 8:16 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9 for a report of an unresponsive male. After arriving, officers determined the individual had been killed by a gunshot.
“There is little information available concerning the motive or the identity of the person(s) responsible for the shooting,” a press release about the incident stated.
The release added that there will be no additional updates at this time because the investigation is ongoing.
Freddy Sotelo of the Hermiston Police Department is the case officer and is being assisted by the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office, the Stanfield Police Department and the Oregon State Police. Anyone with information concerning the incident and investigation is encouraged to contact the Hermiston Police Department at 541-567-5519.