Officer-involved shooting in Cave Junction

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. – Multiple agencies are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Cave Junction.

According to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, on January 11 the U.S. Marshals Service asked local police to be on the lookout for Florida fugitive Jeffrey Alan Burleson.

On January 12 at about 12:30 p.m. local officers pulled over a vehicle at the Cave Junction Dairy Queen. They believed Burleson was in the vehicle at the time.

GPDPS said once Burleson was contacted by law enforcement, he displayed a firearm. That’s when police opened fire.

Burleson was shot and taken to a Grants Pass hospital but later died from his injuries.

It appears no officers were injured in the shooting.

The Josephine County Major Crimes team is the lead agency investigating the incident.

No further information was released.

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