Detectives investigate early morning shooting on Short Fellows Road

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Sept. 20, 2014, 9:26 a.m.


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Booking photo: Rebecca Picken

At about 2 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to an interrupted burglary and subsequent shooting on Short Fellows Road outside Molalla.

Detectives from the Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit responded, and their investigation revealed the victim's residence had been unoccupied since the death of a family member over a year ago, and had been burglarized several times in the preceding weeks. A family member of the decedent, as well as other family members, had taken it upon themselves to infrequently stay at the property in an attempt to deter more burglaries and thefts.

This morning (Saturday, Sept. 20), the deceased family member's son was staying in the house. He was reportedly awakened in the early morning hours by the sound of the suspect forcing his way in the front door.

The victim reportedly fired a single shot from a shotgun, which struck the suspect in the head and neck.

The suspect -- Konstantin Kutzev, age 23, of Beavercreek -- was transported to OHSU with a survivable gunshot wound.

Kutson's accomplice -- Rebecca Picken, 20, of Molalla -- was arrested on drug possession and distribution charges and lodged in the Clackamas County Jail.

A booking photo for Ms. Picken is linked above.

This investigation is ongoing and there may be additional charges in this case.


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Contact Info:
Sergeant Dan Kraus
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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