Date/Time of Release: 07/29/2005 - 10:20
Contact Person: Dwes Hutson
Contact Number: 541-440-4464
Subject: Officer Involved Shooting
Date/Time of Incident: 07/29/2005 - 07:13
Incident Location: Snow Creek Road near Galesville Reservoir, Azalea, OR
Case Number: 05-4061
Suspect: 33 year old male
Mentioned: Jackson County Sheriff's Office
On July 29th at about 0713 hours, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office notified the Douglas County Communications Center that they were in pursuit of a 1990 Geo Metro 2 door vehicle with a male occupant. The vehicle was headed towards the Cow Creek area on E. Evans Creek Road.
Jackson County deputies continued pursuing the vehicle and reported the male suspect throwing items out of the vehicle window including a rifle and ammunition. Deputies also reported the suspect was shooting at the pursuing deputies.
At about 0740 hours, the Jackson County deputies advised they had taken the suspect into custody and they needed medical aid for the suspect who had been shot.
The Douglas County Major Crimes team was activated and responded to the scene for investigation. The suspect was transported to Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford via helicopter.
The Douglas County Major Crimes Team is investigating the officer involved shooting with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office being the lead agency. The Jackson County Major Crimes Team is investigating the pursuit incident leading up to the shooting. The Oregon State Police is the lead agency for that investigation.
More information will be released when it is available.