Shots Fired In Depoe Bay


The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office received a report of shots in the area of SE Shell Ave in Depoe Bay at around 8:15AM this morning. Deputies and Oregon State Police troopers secured the area and investigated the circumstances surrounding the incident. No injuries were sustained as a result of the shots.


Upon further investigation the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office learned the shooting incident involved two residents at 482 SE Hwy 101 in Depoe Bay. 24-year old Aiden Isaac Dempsey and 28-year old Andrew Keith Hodge, became upset at a neighboring business who was reportedly playing loud music.


The investigation determined Aiden Dempsey fired over a dozen rounds from a CO2 powered BB-Gun and Andrew Hodge fired a single round from a large-caliber handgun in apparent attempts to get the music to stop. At least three citizens at the neighboring business were placed in danger by the projectiles fired. No citizens were injured, however two windows were damaged on two separate vehicles.


Additional property damage was documented in excess of $3000. Two BB-guns and one handgun was seized during this investigation. Dempsey and Hodge were taken into custody and transported the Lincoln County Jail. They were lodged on various charges, to include, Unlawful Use of Weapon, Menacing, Reckless Endangering and Disorderly Conduct.

Aiden Dempsey's bail was placed at $155,000.00

Andrew Hodge's bail was placed at $300,000.00




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