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Police: Shooter in Corvallis park had previous gun charges

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Police say a 31-year-old man who they believe killed a woman before turning the gun on himself was previously charged with gun theft.The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports ( ) that police say Derek Brown shot 38-year-old Karla Melson at the Orleans Natural Area March 10 before shooting himself near Highway 34. Melson was pronounced dead at the scene. Brown died at a hospital Sunday.