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Washington County deputies investigate Metzger homicide

Deputies investigate a homicide on Southwest Cedarcrest Street in Metzger.

Editor's note: Authorities have released the names of the victim and suspect arrested in this case. Click here for more information.

Washington County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a homicide in Metzger Wednesday afternoon.

According to Sgt. Bob Ray, a spokesman with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a home on Southwest Cedarcrest Street, not far from Southwest 75th Avenue, after receiving a report of an assault involving a shovel.

When deputies arrived, they found a man on the ground. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue medical crews attempted to revive the man using CPR, but the man died at the scene.

Investigators are treating the case as a homicide, Ray said. The Washington County Major Crimes Team is on scene and will likely be investigating well into the evening. Little information has been released about the investigation. Neither the deceased man’s name nor age have been released.

A man has been arrested by deputies and is being questioned, Ray said. His name has also not been not released.

“We have very limited information that we can release,” Ray told a crowd of reporters outside the home on Wednesday afternoon.

Ray said it’s not clear what the relationship between the two men was, and no motive or cause of death has been released.

“It’s still very early in the investigation,” he said. “But we want the public to know that they are not in danger. We have a person that we are questioning about this incident.”

This article will be updated with the latest information, as it becomes available.