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N. 1st Shooting

Posted on 7th October 2013 at 16:11

Travis Russell, 37, of Kelso is in critical condition at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, while Bud Richard Flowers, 40, of Kelso is under arrest on an attempted first-degree murder charge, following a shooting that took place last night at a home on North 1st. A call came into 911 at about 7:20 last night, where a man claimed that his neighbor told him he’d been shot in the face. Kelso Police arrived within a minute, where they found Russell, bleeding, but also conscious and breathing. He was able to identify Flowers as the suspect, saying that he’d driven away from the crime scene. Officers stopped and arrested Flowers near his own home, while Russell was taken to St. John Medical Center. Russell was then LifeFlighted to Portland; at this point, we don’t know how many times he was shot, or the motive for the shooting. Flowers is currently being held without bail on the attempted murder charge, as the investigation continues.