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Police: Man arrested after killing woman, crashing car


MILWAUKIE, Ore. (AP) — Police say a woman was fatally shot south of Portland by a man who then fired at his ex-wife before fleeing and crashing his vehicle on Interstate 5 in Washington.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said deputies outside Milwaukie found 51-year-old Melissa Vargas dead with a gunshot wound to the neck Sunday night.

A woman who was also at the residence told deputies that her ex-husband, who lived there, came downstairs and shot Vargas once. The woman told police the man then shot at her multiple times as she ran to a neighbor’s house.

Deputies say 62-year-old Gregory Siegberg fled in his vehicle and a short time later crashed on Interstate 5 near Ridgefield, Washington.

Washington State Patrol deputies arrested Siegberg for driving under the influence. Deputies say he told them about the Milwaukie homicide and he’s now also being held on a murder warrant.

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