Man shot in the head outside North Bend birthday party

 Murder suspect Miguel Alejandro Iniguez

 NORTH BEND, Ore. -- A man was found dead outside of a birthday celebration at the North Bend Community Center early Sunday morning with an apparent gunshot wound to the head, the Coos County District Attorney said.

After searching the city for several hours officers arrested shooting suspect Miguel Alejandro Iniguez, 29, outside of a Walmart, said Coos County DA Paul Frasier.

The North Bend Police Department was called out to the community center at around 1:15 a.m. Sunday after getting reports of a fight with at least one shot fired, officials said.

Officers arrived at the birthday celebration to find a man dead in the back parking lot with a gunshot wound to the head. Police are working to identify the deceased man.

 

Investigators found a firearm about two blocks from the scene.

Police located and arrested Iniguez at around 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Officials believe he is a  California resident who was just in town to visit friends.

District Attorney Frasier said he plans to file formal murder charges against Iniguez.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the North Bend Police Department at 541-756-3161.