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Affidavit details night of Owyhee River shooting

Police seized a car and a motor home as they investigate a fatal shooting the night of July 9, 2018, at a camp site along the Owyhee River (The Enterprise/Max Egener)'

ADRIAN – Out of the dark late at night, the blue Toyota drove into the remote camp, blinding the five campers with its headlights.

The driver got out, yelling, got back in, and tried to back out before getting stuck in the sand.

He emerged from the car again, this time with a flashlight and a gun.

The chaotic moments that ensued on the night of July 9 along the Owyhee River are captured in witness statements reported in a police affidavit. 

The document, detailing the death of 65-year-old Michael R. Reitler, was obtained by the Malheur Enterprise through a public records request . . .