UPDATED: Detectives investigate shooting in Boring

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: April 13, 2013 9:16 p.m.

Media and Interested Parties


Reference Clackamas County Case #13-11286

UPDATE (4/15/2013, 11:20 a.m.): Names, preliminary details in shooting incident released

The Sheriff's Office can now release the names of the victim and shooter in Saturday's incident in Boring.

The shooter is identified as Joseph Danna, 19, of Happy Valley.

The victim is identified as Nicholas Anderson, 19, of Oregon City.

Mr. Danna is cooperating with Sheriff's Office investigators. Joseph Danna told investigators the shooting was an accident that happened while he and Nicholas Anderson were out hunting coyotes in Boring.

The investigation is ongoing. The Sheriff's Office is applying its full resources to the investigation, and plans to refer it to the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office.

EARLIER (4/13/2013, 9:04 a.m.)

At approximately 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2013, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to SE Bartell Road, south of Highway 212 in Boring, Oregon. Deputies were responding to a report of a person who had been shot at the location. There were people on-scene rendering aid to the victim.

The location of the incident is in unincorporated Clackamas County and on private property. This is a private residence with a large parcel of land. Portions of the land are heavily wooded. The victim was reported to be approximately 100 feet down a steep ravine. Initially deputies and fire fighters from the Boring Fire Department requested resources for a high-angle rope rescue of the victim.

Because time was a factor, rescuers conducted a hasty rescue. Unfortunately, the victim died at the scene before he could be transported by Lifeflight. Deputies and detectives from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will now be conducting a thorough investigation. Based on preliminary statements and initial investigation, it is believed this death may be the result of a hunting accident.

At this point, there are no outstanding suspects or persons of interest. All parties involved in this incident are accounted for and are being cooperative with the investigation. Because this is an active investigation, there will be no further information released at this time (to include the names of the individuals involved).

Reference Clackamas County Case #13-11286


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Contact Info:
Deputy Marcus Mendoza
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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