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Couple arrested on murder charges for shooting outside Corvallis restaurant

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Michael Deyette II, jail booking photo; Brooklyn Shepard, prior jail booking photo from 2015 Michael Deyette II, jail booking photo; Brooklyn Shepard, prior jail booking photo from 2015
Deadly shooting scene outside Shari's in Corvallis Deadly shooting scene outside Shari's in Corvallis
CORVALLIS, OR (KPTV) -

A man and woman are facing murder charges for a deadly shooting outside a Shari's restaurant in Corvallis.

The shooting happened in the parking lot on the 1100 block of Northwest 9th Street at 7:45 p.m. Friday. Officers arrived and located two people suffering from injuries.

Jason Scott Williams, 29, of Corvallis, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second person who had minor injuries, 35-year-old Brooklyn F. Shepard of Forest Grove, was identified Monday as a suspect in the case.

Shepard was arrested at 6:25 p.m. Monday on the charge of murder under an aiding and abetting theory, according to Corvallis police.

Investigators said she is neighbors with the second suspect, identified Monday as 43-year-old Michael A. Deyette II.

According to police, Shepard and Deyette are also involved in a romantic relationship.

Police said Shepard and Williams were acquaintances, and they had been at the restaurant together prior to the shooting.

Corvallis police arrested Deyette on Monday afternoon outside a Forest Grove home with the assistance of the Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team and Forest Grove Police Department.

"I heard, 'I'm going to shoot you if you move one inch,'" neighbor Karen Wetzler said of hearing the SWAT team move in to make the arrest.  "They had a K-9 out here and stuff.  It was pretty scary."

Deyette is facing charges of murder, assault and unlawful use of a weapon. Detectives said he was linked to the crime by a piece of forensically analyzed evidence found at the scene.

Search warrants were served at two locations in Forest Grove in connection to the case.

"It gives us some kind of - I hate to use the word closure.. it gives a conclusion I guess you might say," the murder victim's grandfather, Don Williams, told Fox 12 Monday.  

Don Williams said he didn't recognize the names of either suspect, and while the arrests are certainly good news for Williams' family, there are still many unanswered questions.

"I'm glad [police] got this basically cleared up," he added.  "Now I want to know why, what for.  That's my next big question."

Deyette and Shepard were set to be booked in the Benton County Jail and are scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

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