Two arrested in Hoquiam hunter’s homicide investigation

CHESAW, Wash. – Two Chesaw men have been arrested in connection with the September shooting death of Hoquiam hunter Michael Carrigan.

Okanogan County Undersheriff Joe Somday said 27 year old Adam Shaun Jennings, and 57 year old John Wayne Jennings were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree murder, the younger Jennings also was arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a firearm. His father was arrested on suspicion of delivery of a firearm to an ineligible person.

Fivety-two year old Carrigan died September second, his hunting partner told deputies that when Carrigan walked into a field to shoot at a grouse, he heard a shot from a different direction then saw Carrigan turn around bloodied and fall to the ground. An autopsy determined he died of a gunshot wound to the back.

As of mid-afternoon Tuesday, law enforcement officers were still on the scene executing a search warrant on the Jennings property and home, Somday said.

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  • 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.

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