22-year-old dies in apparent gun accident
A man who was found dead of a gunshot wound Tuesday morning, Dec. 9, has been identified as Alexander Keith Olenslager, 22, of Eagle Creek.
Responding Clackamas County sheriffs deputies found his body in an outbuilding of a property in the 27400 block of Southeast Highway 224.
The sheriffs office issued a press release stating the death is believed to be accidental.
Deputies said they were told by Olenslagers family members that he had been having a problem with one of his firearms.
According to the sheriffs office, evidence was found that indicated Olenslager was trying remove a stuck cartridge from a malfunctioning weapon when it discharged.
The sheriffs office and Clackamas County Medical Examiners Office continue to investigate the incident.