Parkerson trial enters second day

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A Klamath County jury heard testimony from police and witnesses as the trial of William ‘Jack’ Parkerson entered it’s second day.

Parkerson is accused of shooting and wounding a Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Neighbor Michael Cooper called 911 after Deputy Jason Weber was shot twice in front of his home.

An excerpt from the 911 call was played for the jury:  “And the officer has been shot?’  ‘Officer’s been shot.’  ‘Where’s the person that shot him?’  ‘They drove off in an SUV.”

William ‘Jack’ Parkerson is charged with attempted aggravated murder, and first-degree assault for the August 2014 shooting of Deputy Jason Weber.

Evidence presented to the jury Monday included Weber’s bloody uniform, and photos of Weber’s teeth which were found at the site of the shooting.

Former Oregon State Police evidence technician Mark Matlick testified that Weber’s bullet proof vest held an important clue, “I believe I picked it up off the floor, and I was turning to go secure it again, and I noticed a bullet fall out from the vest onto the floor.”

Defense attorneys claim it wasn’t Parkerson, but passenger Christopher Holmgren that fired the shot that hit Weber.

Jason Weber took the witness stand Friday, and identified William ‘Jack’ Parkerson as the man who shot him. The trial is expected to take more than two weeks.

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