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MURDER SUSPECT RETURNS TO OREGON
DRAPER POLICEMAN FINDS MAN AND INFANT DAUGHTER ASLEEP IN CAR

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DRAPER POLICEMAN FINDS MAN AND INFANT DAUGHTER ASLEEP IN CAR

The suspect in a fatal shooting returned to Oregon on Friday under arrest, accompanied by a detective carrying the man's infant daughter.

George Douglas Gilbert, 48, was handcuffed and wearing a neck brace, and he appeared in significant pain from a gunshot earlier this week, which traveled through his right shoulder and neck before exiting his jaw.Early Wednesday, a policeman in Draper, Utah, found Gilbert and his daughter sleeping inside a parked car. A search of the vehicle revealed a loaded, .25-caliber semi-automatic pistol, police said.

Portland police had issued a warrant for Gilbert's arrest Tuesday, two days after he took his 3-month-old daughter from the scene of a shooting in a northeast Portland home that left a 34-year-old man dead.

The man, John Lee Wooters, was the husband of Vicki Wooters, 33, mother of the infant and one-time girlfriend of Gilbert. Police said Gilbert, who recently lived in Flagstaff, Ariz., apparently had traced his estranged girlfriend to the home where the shooting occurred.

Edward Herbert, a homicide detective for the Portland Police Bureau who brought the baby back to Oregon, said she slept all the way. "She's a real charmer, no doubt about that," Herbert said.