UPDATE -- SUSPECT ARRESTED: Detectives seek person of interest in Welches shooting


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Dec. 1-3, 2018

Please reference CCSO Case #18-032295

Person of interest Michael John Vavra Vavra booking photo

Update (Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, 6:49 a.m.) -- Suspect Arrested

UPDATE: Michael John Vavra has was located and arrested on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 and booked into the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Assault I and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. A booking photo is linked above. Bail was set at $260,000.

Mr. Vavra's complete booking info is available here.

Earlier (Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, 9:12 a.m.) -- Disturbance In Welches Leads To Shooting; Detectives Seek Person Of Interest, CCSO Case #18-032295

At approximately 9:26 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018, two males were involved in a disturbance at 25500 E Welches Rd in Welches Oregon. During the disturbance a male identified as Eddie Osborne, 25, of Welches, suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

Clackamas County deputies provided medical aid and evacuated Mr. Osborne from the area. Mr. Osborne was transported to a local hospital for treatment; his condition is unknown at this writing.

Detectives are looking to speak with Michael John Vavra, 40, of Welches, who was reportedly in the area at the time of the shooting. SWAT responded to the scene but were unable to locate Mr. Vavra.

Mr. Vavra is known to frequent the Welches, Rhododendron, and Sandy areas of Clackamas County.

If you have contact with or know of Mr. Vavra’s current whereabouts, please call 911 and do not attempt to approach him.

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking additional information in this case. Anyone with information on Michael Vavra or his whereabouts is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form. Please reference CCSO Case #18-032295.


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Contact Info:
Sgt. Brian Jensen
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Public Information Officer