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Man Shot at Self-Storage Facility in Brookings, OR

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Update 1/15/18 – The Curry County Sheriff's Office has arrested Robert Kris Stanley of Brookings, Ore., in connection with the self-storage shooting incident that injured Terebesi. Authorities arrested Stanley, 27, on Jan. 5 in Shelton, Wash. He was booked into the Curry County Jail on Jan. 10.

Terebesi is expected to recover from his injuries. He is recovering at an undisclosed medical facility, the source reported.


1/2/18 – A 46-year-old man was shot twice on Dec. 28 while visiting a self-storage facility in Brookings, Ore. William Terebesi was inside a unit he rented at Strahm’s Storage, located at 15441 Oceanview Drive, around 8 p.m. when an unknown assailant opened fire, according to the Curry County Sheriff's Office.

Police believe the incident was a targeted attack due to the location of the unit, which is in an isolated area and accessed by a long driveway. “Someone walked up, engaged in a little conversation, [and] he turned around and the guy just started shooting. I think they were after [Terebisi],” said Curry County Sheriff John Ward.

Following the shooting, Terebesi called 911 as he drove himself to a sheriff’s substation on Lower Harbor Road. When he arrived, he offered deputies a description of the suspect before he was transported by helicopter to Sutter Coast Hospital. He was later flown to a trauma center. Police declined to give the hospital name, fearing the shooter might pursue the victim, a source reported.

After securing a search warrant, police inspected the storage unit and found evidence that corroborated Terebesi’s story. The county’s major-crime team is still investigating the shooting, and doesn’t yet have a suspect or motive, a source reported.

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