Father dead, son injured in Valentine’s Day shooting

The Cottage Grove Police Department (CGPD) is conducting a death investigation following a shooting incident on Sunday morning which left a father dead and his son seriously injured.

On Feb. 14, at approximately 9:25 a.m., police responded to an agency assist for South Lane County Fire and Rescue at 1063 Tyler Ave.

Upon arrival, CGPD officers found Conrad Schubkegel, 48, deceased inside the residence with a gunshot wound. CGPD could not comment on the location of the wound.

Paramedics transported 24-year-old Kyle Schubkegel to PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend in Springfield for treatment, also of a gunshot wound, where he is expected to survive. He is in serious but stable condition.

A member of the Lane County Medical Examiner and Coroner performed a short examination and collected Conrad from the scene.

CGPD Chief Scott Shepherd emphasized that police are not currently searching for any suspects and residents in the area have no reason for concern.

“Based on what we know right now, we don't believe that there's any threat to the community,” he said.

The incident began when a neighbor overheard calls for “help” coming from the 1063 Tyler Ave. residence on Valentine’s Day morning. When the neighbor approached the front door, they found the younger Schubkegel on a couch with a wound to his head and called 911.

Paramedics on the scene suspected the head wound was from a gunshot and contacted CGPD.

Responding officers found Conrad in another room inside the residence.

CGPD confirmed through other family members that the two men were father and son.

No further information on the nature of the confrontation was released.

CGPD froze the scene and limited access to Tyler Ave. for most of the day on Sunday as 11 volunteers and staff conducted the investigation.

“In any kind of investigation like this, when we don't know details, we assume it's a homicide,” said Shepherd. “So, we freeze the scene; don't let anybody in or out, monitor and document who goes in and out at what times so we can maintain scene integrity.”

Further details gleaned from canvassing the neighborhood and other interviews have not yet been released.

“There's an autopsy scheduled for later in the week and we'll know more details after that is complete,” said Shepherd. “We don't know all of the details yet and we'll be restrictive on what else we release until after the autopsy takes place.”

No other law enforcement agencies are currently assisting with the investigation.

Those with additional details about the incident are encouraged to call CGPD at 541-942-9145 and contact Detective Jason Cross or Sergeant Shawn Branstetter.

“Any information from residents would be appreciated,” said Shepherd.

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