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Oregon woman carries shooting victim to safety: 'I said you're going to be OK'

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Tricia Upex carried a shooting victim into her garage and told her, "you're going to be OK." By Daniel Fredman Tricia Upex carried a shooting victim into her garage and told her, "you're going to be OK." By Daniel Fredman

OREGON CITY, OR (KPTV) -- An Oregon City woman who filed a restraining order against her husband was shot by the man she said had abused her for 35 years, according to police and court documents.

Police said 55-year-old Timothy Moffatt shot 54-year-old Jan Moffatt after chasing her down in his pickup Monday afternoon. Police said he then turned the gun on himself.

Jan Moffatt was in her SUV at the time of the shooting.

She managed to escape and a neighbor came to her rescue. Tricia Upex said she pulled into her garage and then heard three gunshots. She looked around the corner and saw a woman clutching a bloody gunshot wound on her chest.

"She said, 'My husband shot me; I'm going to die,'" Upex said. "I said, 'No you're not.'"

Upex said Jan Moffatt reiterated that her husband was coming after her.

"And I said, 'get on my back, I'll carry you,'" Upex said. "I said, 'we're going to get out of here, you're going to be OK.'"

Upex carried the woman into her garage, locked all the doors and attempted to keep her calm.

"I didn't know if she was going to make it, so then I just held her hand and I prayed with her and moved her hair and touched her face and I just said, 'You're going to be OK."

Court records show Jan Moffatt filed a restraining order against her husband last December. She said he'd abused her for decades and threatened to kill himself and take her with him.

Police said both Jan and Timothy Moffatt suffered critical injuries Monday. Jan Moffatt continues to undergo treatment at an area hospital.

"She's got a long haul to go through," Upex said. "I mean, to get over this is going to be horrible."

The medical examiner confirmed Timothy Moffatt died Tuesday night.

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