2 arrested in drug-related Canby slaying

Michael Orren, left, and Shannon Bettencourt (in an undated previous photo), Feb. 17, 2014 (Clackamas County Sheriff's Office)
Michael Orren, left, and Shannon Bettencourt (in an undated previous photo), Feb. 17, 2014 (Clackamas County Sheriff's Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Two people were arrested in connection with the death of a man who was shot and then ran into a power pole in Canby early Sunday.

At about 5 a.m. Sunday, Canby police found 43-year-old Edward Kelly Spangler of Grants Pass dead in a crashed Hyundai SUV in Locust Park. The SUV had struck a power pole.

Spangler, the only person in the vehicle, had been shot multiple times. Neighbors attempted CPR, but he died at the scene. The autopsy confirmed he died from the gunshot wounds.

On Monday, Michael Orren, 27, was arrested and charged with murder and first-degree robbery. Canby police also arrested Shannon Bettencourt, 32, on a second-degree robbery charge.

Investigators said Spangler’s body was found next to his car. They believe Spangler went to the apartment complex to buy drugs but was assaulted by at least two people who tried to rob him. Orren was identified as a suspect and he answered questions for the investigators, Canby police said in a release.

The gun used to kill Spangler was found during the investigation.

Orren was arrested near the scene of the killing. Bettencourt was arrested in the 7800 block of SE 92nd Avenue in Portland. Officials said Bettencourt was hospitalized, but did not disclose the

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