Minutes later, police said they arrived on scene and found evidence of forced entry. More officers arrived to establish a perimeter around the business.
Police said just after 3 a.m., the suspect suddenly came out of the building and “aggressively” approached officers with a knife. He was shot by police and did not survive.
No officers were injured.
The suspect was later identified as 36-year-old Jerry Allen Gunter.
Oregon State Police is the lead investigating agency and are assisted by the Major Assault Investigation Unit. Medford Police said more information will be released as the investigation unfolds.