UPDATE: Man wanted for murder in Marion County has been found

Published: Jan. 19, 2018 at 7:10 PM EST
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UPDATE Jan. 20, 2:36 pm

The man wanted for an alleged murder that occurred Friday afternoon, has been found.

According to Sheriff Jimmy Riffle of the Marion County Sheriff's Department, the suspect, Donald Ray Carpenter, was found approximately 20 minutes ago behind a residence on Prickett's Creek Road.

Carpenter was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and is being transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital. Riffle says that Carpenter appeared to be conscious.

Upon his release from the hospital, Carpenter will be taken into custody.

Stay with 5 News for more updates.

UPDATE Jan. 20

The Marion County Sheriff's Department is searching for Donald Ray Carpenter, 50, who is wanted for an alleged murder that occurred Friday afternoon.

The sheriff's department is describing Carpenter as a white male, 5 foot 9 inches, 200 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes.

It is unknown if he is armed and the sheriff's department does not believe he is a threat. However, if anyone sees him they are advised to call 911 and to not approach him.

The shooting took place on Sawmill Road, at the intersection of Bunner Ridge Road.

Neighbor Ben Berry who was one of the first on the scene said, "The passanger door was open, it was kind of strange. My mother-in-law and father-in-law brought us some food and when they were leaving they saw someone in the drivers seat. Then get got in the truck and thought maybe she just had a stroke or something. About the time he was checking for a pulse he could see that there were gunshots."

According to Sheriff Jimmy Riffle, the department responded to a call that a woman was found slumped over in her vehicle.

At the scene, Riffle says it was discovered that the woman had been shot and it was determined to be a homicide.

We will continue to reach out to officials for more information.

Original Story

The Marion County Sheriff's Department has confirmed that an ongoing investigation is taking place in the Prickett's Fort area.

5 News received an anonymous tip about the investigation. Officials say deputies are still on the scene.

Dispatchers tell 5 News deputies aren't releasing more information.

5 News has a reporter heading to the scene. Stay with 5 News for the latest updates on this developing story.

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