Two being questioned in connection with Canby homicide

Two being questioned in connection with Canby homicide

CANBY, Ore. – Portland Police took two people into custody Monday morning in connection with a homicide in Canby over the weekend.

Acting on a search warrant obtained by Canby detectives, the Portland officers converged on an apartment around 92nd and Johnson Creek, according to Canby Police Chief Bret Smith.

"They took two people in for questioning," Smith told KATU News. "We are interviewing them and continuing to investigate the property where they were found.

"There are no charges as of now."

Police said a man who was found dead inside a car that crashed into a tree in a Canby park had been shot.

 Smith said citizens on the scene were attempting CPR when police arrived at the crash at Locust City Park just after 5 a.m. Sunday.

Christopher Preli, a trained EMT and Army veteran, was one of the people who ran to help.

"In retrospect it was a little scary. It certainly could have gone the other way. I just tried to do what I could do," Preli said.

Paramedics arrived soon after, and determined 43-year-old Edward Kelly Spangler of Grants Pass was dead.

At first, police believed the man had died from the impact of the crash. But there had been reports of gunshots earlier in Canby, and police found that the man had been shot.

The man was the only person in the car.