Officer-involved shooting suspect in court

Medford, Ore. — A man involved in an officer-involved shooting last week at the VA in White City was back in court Friday. Gilbert Matthew Negrete was indicted by a grand jury earlier this week.

Friday afternoon, he was arraigned on those charges. The grand jury also found officer’s actions were justified, as a lawful use of deadly force. Police said Negrete, a veteran, pointed a knife at a VA employee.

Police at the VA tried non-lethal methods to subdue him, but ultimately fired a single shot – hitting him in the chest.

No plea was entered today, but Negrete’s attorney indicated he will plead ‘not guilty’ to the charges.

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