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Homicide Investigation in Winston

7:03 PM · Mar 15, 2020

Update: WINSTON, Ore. - The victims from the shooting Sunday morning have been identified and their next of kin have been notified. Detectives say that 24-year-old Nicholas David Lehman-Helmke of Winston and 31-year-old Benny Alexander Stallings of Roseburg died at the scene after being shot by 34-year-old Savino David DeSantiago of Winston. The victims were known to DeSantiago. Following the shooting, DeSantiago reportedly drove past another residence on Peach Street honked his horn then began firing into the home through a window before fleeing. DeSantiago is currently lodged in the Douglas County Jail for Murder. Additional charges are pending. Anyone with information relevant to the investigation is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Investigations Division at 541-440-4458 or by email dcso.pio@co.douglas.or.us. No additional information will be released at this time. (DCSO) WINSTON, Ore. - The Douglas County Major Crimes Team is investigating a shooting which has left two men dead and another in custody. At 1:58 am on Sunday March 15, 2020, Douglas County 9-1-1 dispatchers received multiple reports of gunfire heard in the area of Ford Street. Another caller reported finding two men on the ground bleeding at 280 Ford Street. Law enforcement from Winston Police Department, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police responded to the scene. The two victims, whose names are being withheld at this time, were found to be suffering from gunshot wounds and died at the scene. At 2:36 am, dispatchers received a call that a male wished to turn himself in regarding the shooting. Officers contacted the male, 34 year-old Winston resident Savino David DeSantiago, who was ultimately arrested and charged with Murder. He is currently lodged in the Douglas County Jail. The Douglas County Major Crimes Team was activated and is leading the investigation. Anyone with information relevant to the investigation is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Investigations Division at 541-440-4458 or email dcso.pio@co.douglas.or.us. The Major Crimes Team is comprised of investigators from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Roseburg Police Department and Oregon State Police as well as representatives from the Douglas County District Attorney's Office. The Winston Police Department is also assisting in the investigation.

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