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Springfield police search for person of interest in homicide

November 24, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Police are searching for a person of interest after a 58-year-old man was found dead of a gunshot wound in a west Springfield home.

Springfield police Sgt. David Lewis says officers are looking for 52-year-old Anthony Delaunay following the death of Tyler Burtts Friday afternoon.

The Register-Guard reports that Delaunay, who police described as transient, had been periodically staying at the home where Burtts lived. Police did not provide a motive for the shooting.

In July, Burtts was arrested for unlawful possession and delivery of methamphetamine. He was set to go to trial Dec. 5 on those charges before he was killed.

Lewis says there were at least four other people in the home at the time of the shooting.

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