Officer involved shooting at an I-5 rest area is under investigation

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – An officer-involved shooting at an Interstate 5 rest area is under investigation.

Oregon State Police and the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call of shots fired near the northbound Manzanita Rest Area on I-5 just north of the Merlin Road exit. The caller told dispatchers a female had been shot.

When troopers and deputies arrived at the scene, they were confronted by a man which led to an officer-involved shooting.

The involved troopers and deputies are now on administrative leave.

Investigators say there is no further threat to the public.

This is an active investigation and no further information was released.


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Shellye Leggett is an anchor and producer for NBC5 News. You can also catch her anchoring on KMVU FOX26. She comes to the Rogue Valley from Albuquerque, New Mexico where she was a nightside reporter and fill-in weekend anchor for KOAT Action 7 News for 3 years. She has also reported in Colorado Springs, Colorado, South Bend, Indiana and Bozeman, Montana. Shellye was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois with a B.A. in Communication Studies. She then earned a Master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her husband who's in the Navy, her cat “Tootsie,” watch scary movies with friends and spend time with her extended family who live all over the West Coast. Shellye is excited to explore Southern Oregon and North California and tell your stories.
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