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Clatsop County District Attorney’s Office finds no criminal wrongdoing in Camp Rilea shooting death

Army Criminal Investigation Command still looking into incident
By Jack Heffernan

The Daily Astorian

Published on March 1, 2018 12:01AM

Last changed on March 1, 2018 10:02AM

The Clatsop County District Attorney’s Office will not file criminal charges in the accidental shooting death of a soldier at Camp Rilea in January.

Spc. Devin Kuhn, a 24-year-old soldier based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state, died at Columbia Memorial Hospital from a gunshot wound. An investigation found that a soldier was practicing loading his weapon in one of the barracks before it discharged and struck Kuhn, District Attorney Josh Marquis said.

“There is no indication that this was anything but a tragic accident,” Marquis said in a statement. “Any negligence did not rise to the level of criminal culpability and, accordingly, the investigation is closed.”

The Army Criminal Investigation Command has yet to announce the results of its investigation.

Camp Rilea, located in Warrenton, is the Oregon National Guard’s largest training facility.


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