On Sunday, September 18, 2022, at approximately 8 p.m. Forest Grove Police Officers responded to reports of multiple gunshots heard near a residence on Meadow View Road.
On arrival, police located a person with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The identity of the victim is not being released at this time.
Through the course of the investigation, the suspect was identified as 38-year-old David Baynes of Carlton.
On Monday, September 19, 2022, Baynes was arrested. Baynes was lodged at the Washington County Jail on the charges of Murder in the Second Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.
The Forest Grove Police Department was assisted in this investigation by the Washington County Major Crimes Team (MCT), Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART), Washington County District Attorney’s Office, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, Newberg-Dundee Police Department and the Oregon State Police.