Hermiston Man Shot in the Head, Woman Faces Charges


A Hermiston man was shot in the head Monday, March 6, in what the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office reported was an “isolated domestic incident.”

The sheriff’s office in a press release reported the county’s dispatch center at 5:06 a.m. received a 911 call from a residence on Golda Road in Hermiston reporting a male had been shot. Sheriff’s deputies and detectives responded and contacted two people in the home, a 42-year-old woman and a 54-year-old man.

The man, according to the sheriff’s office, was conscious with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. An emergency helicopter flew him to a hospital.

As a result of the investigation, Brandy Maglaughlin, 42, of Hermiston, was arrested today by Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office and lodged at the Umatilla County Jail on the charges of second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon

“At this time, it is believed this was an isolated domestic incident,” according to the sheriff’s office.

The Umatilla Police Department were the first to arrive at the scene while UCSO deputies were en route.