Hoquiam hunter’s death in Eastern Wash. being investigated as murder

CHESAW, Wash. – The shooting death of a a 52-year-old Hoquiam man Monday in Northeast Washington is being investigated as a homicide.
Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers says Michael Carrigan got out of the car when he spotted a grouse, he walked into a field and fired a shot, but missed. His friend said after a second shot, another shot rang out from a different direction. The friend told investigators that he saw Carrigan turn around bloodied, then fall to the ground. 

A second shot was heard as he took the man to a nearby home and called for help. Medics pronounced the victim dead at the scene. Rogers said they do have persons of interest in the investigation, but have made no arrests.


News Director of Jodesha Broadcasting since October 2007. Dave Haviland moved to Grays Harbor in 1979 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1993.