Molalla man shot to death, Beavercreek man arrested

Howard Bunnell Jr. charged in Alvin Wallenstein's death

Howard D. Bunnell, Jr. August 23, 2017 (Clackamas County Sheriff's Office)
Howard D. Bunnell, Jr. August 23, 2017 (Clackamas County Sheriff's Office)

BEAVERCREEK, Ore. (KOIN) — A Beavercreek man faces manslaughter charges after a Monday night shooting that left a 45-year-old man dead.

Monday night, the Clackamas County deputies were called to 17380 S. Buckner Creek Road because 2 men were fighting. When they arrived they found a man and woman performing CPR on Alvin Wallenstein. But the 45-year-old Molalla man was already dead of a gunshot wound to the chest.

After investigating, detectives arrested Howard D. Bunnell Jr., who lives at that address. He’s charged with 1st-degree manslaughter and unlawful use of a weapon.

The investigation continues and evidence is still being collected at the crime scene, authorities said. The residence is “a multi-acre property in rural Beavercreek accessible by 2 long gravel driveways,” the sheriff’s office said in a release.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office at 503.723.4949.