Sheriff Holds News Conference on Belfair Shooting

Mason County Sheriff’s Office held a news conference Tuesday to provide an update last Friday’s shooting in Belfair.

During the news conference, Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling provided a timeline of events that led to the standoff, the escape of a 12-year-old girl, the suicide of the shooter, and the discovery of four bodies at 350 NE Horseshoe Drive.

Spurling described the shooter, 51-year-old David Wayne Campbell, as a career criminal who wanted to make sure the 12-year-old got away safely. The Chief also talked about about the weapons found in the home; confirmed that two of the victims, 16-year-old Quinn Carlson and 18-year-old Tory Carlson, were adopted by victim, 49-year-old Lana J. Carlson, prior to her marriage to Campbell; and said the four victims were shot “execution style”.

Spurling was asked repeatedly about motive which hasn’t been determined and may never be known.

Authorities reminded reporters that they are only four days into the investigation and it is ongoing.