One man dead, one arrested in Grants Pass shooting

UPDATE, Feb. 1, 1:30 a.m. — A man has been arrested and charged with killing a man in Grants Pass.

According to police, 68-year-old Steve Daniel Cox shot and killed 37-year-old Joshua Wilson Wright Friday evening. Investigators said Cox was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with second degree murder.

Early Saturday morning detectives and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab said they were actively working on the crime scene. Investigators said the road was expected to be closed for a few more hours.

The investigation is still ongoing. Stay with NBC5 News for further updates as they become available.

UPDATE, 9:00 p.m. — One person died in Friday evening’s shooting in the area of SW Pine and SW H Streets, that’s according to Grants Pass Department of Public Safety.  We’re told a man died, but his name was not being released until the family could be contacted. The Oregon State Police Crime Lab was called in to assist at the scene.

As reported earlier, several people were detained. They were taken to the police department for interviews.

SW Pine Street between SW H and SW I Streets remains blocked. Detectives and officers anticipated being in the area through the night.

If you have information related to this incident, you’re urged to call Grants Pass Police at 541-450-6260.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Friday evening officers blocked Pine Street near Southwest H street. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said a shooting happened in the area sometime Friday night. They reported several people were detained. The general public was asked to avoid the area. Officers do not believe there is any threat to the public at this time.

We have a reporter headed to the scene. Stay with NBC5 News for further updates as they become available.


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