Police arrest two suspects in Canby murder

Police arrest two suspects in Canby murder
Police on the scene of a car crash at Locust City Park in Canby, Ore.

CANBY, Ore. – Police arrested two suspects in connection with a man’s shooting death in Canby on Sunday.

Police said Edward Kelly Spangler, 43, had been shot before he was found dead inside a car that crashed into a tree in a Canby park.

On Monday, Canby police detectives arrested Michael A. Orren, 27, on murder and robbery charges. They also arrested Shannon Bettencourt, 32, on one count of second-degree robbery.

Both suspects are being held in the Clackamas County Jail.

Detectives believe Spangler, a Grants Pass resident, was shot during a drug deal gone bad at an apartment complex on Locust Street. The suspects attempted to rob Spangler, according to police.

It’s unclear how Spangler got away, but police said he crashed a car at Locust Park.

Canby Police Chief Bret Smith said police initially believed the Spangler had died from the impact of the crash. Citizens on the scene were attempting CPR when police arrived at the crash just after 5 a.m. Sunday.

Paramedics arrived soon after, and determined Spangler was dead.