Homicide of Dennis Marvin

DATE: June 15, 2008               

INCIDENT: Homicide                         

LOCATION: 4000 Block of Quartz Creek Rd.       

CASE NUMBER: 08- 5915     






1.   Dennis D. Marvin 040747

     4285 Quarts Creek Rd.

     Grants Pass, OR




At 1337 hours, 061408, several people living in the 4000 block of Quartz Creek Rd. called 911 to report there had been a shooting and one man was dead. Sheriff’s deputies and Oregon State Police troopers responded. Dennis Marvin was pronounced dead on arrival of deputies.


After the scene was under control, Sheriff’s detectives were called in to conduct an investigation.


Sheriff’s detective learned that Dennis Martin was shot in the chest by a neighbor when the Marvin and several others argued over the use of a road easement connecting their two properties. It was reported that both the shooter and Marvin armed with firearms at the time of the shooting and the name of the shooter is being withheld to protect the integrity of the nvestigation. 


Sheriff’s detectives are asking anyone with information in this matter to contact the Sheriff’s Major Crime Unit at 541-474-5153 or our tip line at 541-474-5160.

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