NORTH PLAINS, Ore. -- The shooting suspect found dead in a home near North Plains home died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Medical Examiner.
Brian R. Olson, 30 was found dead in the burned home after a prolonged standoff with police. Police said Olson lived at the home with his 49-year-old girlfriend and her 24-year-old son.
While fire investigators could not conclusively determine the cause of the fire that engulfed the home during a standoff with police, they did say there was a propane torch found close to the body of Brian Olson. Also, they said no law enforcement gas cannisters were found near the body.
Police had used flameless gas in an effort to force Olson to leave the home.
Police had surrounded the home during a standoff with Olson and it erupted in flames earlier in the afternoon as they tried to get him to surrender.
Olson was believed to have shot James Ryan Crandall during what investigators described as a family disturbance just after 11 a.m.
Crandall was able to crawl to safety and call 911, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. He was rushed to Legacy Emanuel Hospital, where he remained in critical condition Thursday morning.
After the shooting, Olson barricaded himself inside the home near Mountaindale Road and Dairy Creek Road, just off Highway 26, according to Sgt. Bob Ray.
Officers said Olson was armed with a high-powered, scoped rifle. A negotiator tried to get him to surrender and tear gas was deployed, Ray said.
Investigators believe the fire started in the basement shortly after officers fired tear gas into the home.
A SWAT team had the home surrounded Wednesday afternoon and police said the suspect was the only person inside. His body was found after the flames were out.
As a result of the blaze, a nearby pickup truck caught fire and had to be doused by crews.