New details in Oregon beach killing

(AP Photo/Angelica Carrillo/KCBY)
(AP Photo/Angelica Carrillo/KCBY)

COOS BAY, Oregan (AP) – Some new details have emerged in the shooting that left a Michigan man dead at an Oregon beach.

Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier said Wednesday gunman Zachary Levi Brimhall fired more than 15 rounds from 100 yards away that hit the car occupied by David Jesse Hortman of Walker, Michigan.

But only one bullet hit Hortman, a shot in the side that killed him as he slept early Tuesday at Bastendorff Beach near Coos Bay.

Frasier says Brimhall shot five different cars at the beach 15 to 20 times each, and though three others were occupied, no one else was hurt. Brimhall then shot and killed himself.

Earlier, Brimhall had shot his father repeatedly after luring him to a remote location in the Coast Range claiming his car had broken down. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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