Major Crime Team Investigates Homicide on Birch Street
The Baker County Major Crime Team is continuing the investigation into the death of Liam Mankins (dob 9/2016). Liam sustained a fatal gunshot wound on November 4, 2018 at his home on Birch St., Baker City. The initial investigation indicates that Liam suffered a gunshot wound to the head. It does not appear that the wound was intentionally inflicted by another person. The preliminary investigation indicates that Liam got control of a loaded handgun and caused the handgun to discharge. The gun had not been secured in a safe place. The investigation is on-going and the case will proceed to a grand jury review once all aspects of the investigation have been completed.