A Newport man has been booked into the Lincoln County Jail for Murder. Newport Police Officers were dispatched to 811 SE 5th Street Wednesday regarding an adult male who had been shot. Arriving police officers found the victim deceased from a gunshot wound.
The suspect, identified as Newport Resident Steven DeMAURO, 65, remained on scene. Investigation revealed that DeMAURO shot the victim during an argument. DeMAURO was taken into custody and transported to the Lincoln County Jail where he was lodged for Murder. The victim was identified as Newport resident Tony LARSEN, 59. The criminal investigation is continuing.
The Lincoln County Major Crime Team (MCT) was activated and are currently investigating the incident. The MCT is composed of Detectives from the Lincoln City, Lincoln County Sheriff, Newport, Toledo and Oregon State Police Departments, as well as members of the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office.
Persons with information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact the Newport Police Department. The Newport Police Tip Line is available at 541-574-5455, or Text-a-Tip at 541-270-1856 or email@example.com. If you have any information regarding this case, contact Detective Humphreys of the Newport Police Department at 541-574-3348.