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Update JCSO Shooting Case - 07/23/20

Case #20-14059

Update on Deputy Involved Shooting

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has not yet publicly identified the suspect who was shot by deputies on Tuesday night. Because the suspect has not been charged at this time and the investigation is still active, the release of his name will be delayed.

The Sheriff’s Office has released some further details about the incident. JCSO deputies responded to the parking lot of the White City Dairy Queen regarding a request from a detective assigned to M.A.D.G.E., Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement, unit to check on a suspect who was reportedly in possession of a large quantity of drugs and possibly armed.

Two deputies contacted the suspect and began speaking with him. After a few minutes, a struggle ensued between the deputies and suspect. The suspect retrieved a firearm which was concealed on his person. The deputies responded to this threat and the suspect was shot two times.

The Sheriff’s Office will hold a press conference at 9:00 am, Friday July 24th, 2020 at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, 5179 Crater Lake Hwy, Central Point.

Detectives Investigate Officer Involved Shooting in White City - 07/22/20


Detectives Investigate Officer Involved Shooting in White City

On July 21, 2020, at 10:03 p.m., the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office acted on a tip received from the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement Task Force (MADGE) regarding an
armed and wanted subject possibly in possession of a large quantity of narcotics in the parking lot of Dairy Queen, located at 7635 Hwy 62, White City.

Upon arrival, deputies contacted the suspect and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, a deputy discharged his firearm, striking the suspect. The man was transported via
ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. A firearm, that was in the suspect’s possession, was located at the scene.

The Jackson County Major Assault and Death Investigative Unit (MADIU) responded to the scene; Oregon State Police is the lead agency.

Personnel from the following agencies are assisting: Medford Police Department, Ashland Police Department, Jackson County District Attorney’s Office and Jackson County Fire
District 3.

The suspect has been identified. However, his name, as well the names of the involved deputies will not be released at this time. The case remains under investigation.

We will provide additional information as it becomes available.