Police release name of murder suspect killed in Reedsport

REEDSPORT, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of killing a 70-year-old garden caretaker in Springfield has been identified after he died in a standoff on Tuesday. Springfield police said Thursday that David Ruozi Jr. was killed after hours of attempts at negotiation. Springfield police had been searching for Ruozi along coast towns in previous days in connection to Richard Marshall’s murder. Ruozi refused to cooperate with officers and was armed when police found him, police said. Police didn’t specify what kind of weapon he had. Police say negotiations to deescalate the situation failed and Ruozi was pronounced dead after a shooting involving officers. Police didn’t say what exactly happened before the shooting or who shot Ruozi. An investigation continues.