Family says fight between brothers led to fatal shooting

Family says fight between brothers led to fatal shooting »Play Video
Terry and Carolyn Rolin.

PORTLAND, Ore. – The wife and daughter of a man police say was shot and killed by his brother Christmas Eve are heartbroken and say that he was a loving man.

Police have still not made any arrests but say they’ve identified everyone involved. The shooting left 61-year-old Terry Rolin dead.

Rolin's wife, Carolyn, says they were together for 18 years and says Rolin raised her three kids and 10 grandkids.

Rolin’s family said he was an avid fisherman. They said he worked for Precision Castparts for almost 30 years.

The shooting happened around 5:30 Christmas Eve on the 3600 hundred block of 67th avenue in Southeast Portland.

Public records show Terry Rolin owned the home with his older brother, Mickey Rolin, and other family members.

The family says a fight broke out between Terry and Mickey and Terry was shot and killed.

Mickey was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police have not said who fired the gun. Neighbors were stunned.

“It just seemed kind of odd to me to be celebrating Christmas when something so sad was going on across the street,” said Cindy Running, who heard arguing. “So we were all kind of – took some time (to) think about them."

The family did not say specifically what the fight was about. But at least one family member said she was very upset no one had been arrested for this.

Portland police spokesman Pete Simpson said detectives are still working on the case but said there could be any number of reasons no one has been arrested.

Police may not have enough probable cause, if the person fired in self-defense or if someone is receiving medical treatment.