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Suspect Arrested Following Shooting Incident - 05/09/24

Yesterday, the Medford Police Department arrested twenty-year-old Elijah Zeigler following a shooting incident that occurred in Medford on Monday night.

The incident stemmed from a dispute between the victim and Zeigler, which originated at a party in Ashland over the weekend. During the altercation, Zeigler allegedly stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim.

On Monday night, while the victim was driving in the 1900 block of Gene Cameron Way, Zeigler fired two shots at the victim's vehicle as it drove by. Both rounds impacted the victim’s vehicle. Fortunately, no injuries were sustained as a result of the shooting. Patrol Officers canvased the area where the shooting took place and recovered shell casings fired from a handgun. A Medford Police Detective was called to the scene to investigate.

On Tuesday, Zeigler was interviewed then subsequently arrested, and lodged at the Jackson County Jail on charges of attempted murder, attempted assault in the first degree, unlawful use of a weapon, menacing and reckless endangering. MPD would like to assure the community there is no further threat to public safety related to this incident.

MPD encourages the public to promptly report any suspicious or criminal activity to law enforcement authorities. The safety and well-being of our community members are our utmost priority.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Medford Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (541) 774-2208. The associated case number for this investigation is 24-7042.

This news release is being resent with a correction to the suspect's name.

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