WHITE CITY, Ore. — (UPDATE 7/22 2:14AM) One man was shot after an officer involved shooting. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Offfice say they received a tip from the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement Task Force (MADGE) that a wanted suspect was in the parking lot of the White City Dairy Queen.
When deputies arrived, they contacted the suspect and they say a struggle of some sort began. During the struggle, a deputy fired his gun, hitting the suspect, who was then taken to a Medford hospital.
The Jackson County Major Assault and Death Investigative Unit (MADIU) responded to the scene; Oregon State Police is the lead agency.
The suspect has been identified. However, his name, as well the names of the involved deputies will not be released at this time. The case remains under investigation.
(ORIGINAL 7/21 11:40PM): A shooting brought several agencies to a Dairy Queen in White City Tuesday night.
It happened around 10 p.m. at the location at 7635 Crater Lake Hwy.
A police officer on scene tells NBC5 news that one man was shot and taken to the hospital. Details leading up to the shooting or the current condition of that man are not known at this time.
Jackson County Sherriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, and Central Point Police were all at the scene. An officer on scene told NBC5 News the case will be turned over to the Medford Police Department.
Stay with NBC5 News for updates on this developing story.
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