Suspects arrested after gun fired on Medford street

0608 Medford Shot FiredUpdate (06/08 2:30 p.m.) — Medford Police have arrested three suspects on various charges after gunfire was reported on a Medford street earlier in the week.

Police said 23-year-old John Rocha was arrested after detectives determined he menaced a woman who has a restraining order against him with a replica MAC-10 style weapon.

Officers said 25-year-old Lucas Molina and 19-year-old Christian Torres left the scene of the menacing looking for Rocha. They were armed with a handgun. At around 10:46 p.m., Molina and Torres encountered a person who they believed to be associated with Rocha on the 1400 block of Prune Street.  Police say Molina fired his weapon but didn’t hit anyone. Torres is believed to be the driver in the incident.

All three men are behind bars on various charges.


Medford, Ore. – After reports of gunfire Monday night on Prune Street in Medford, police have detained the people they believe were involved.

Medford Police said at around 10:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 600 block of Black Oak Drive. A woman at the apartment told police she was menaced with a handgun by her ex-boyfriend who fled in a vehicle with another person.

Police said associates of the woman got into a separate vehicle in an attempt to locate the ex-boyfriend. Officers had reason to believe they were also armed with a gun.

According to Medford Police, at around 10:45 p.m., gunfire was reported in the 1400 block of Prune Street. Nobody appeared to be struck, and all people involved had fled the area. A single shell casing was recovered at the scene.

Just after 11:30 p.m., police said a Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a vehicle that was involved in the original menacing incident. Police believed the vehicle was also associated with the shot fired on Prune Street. The people inside the vehicle were detained.

Police and detectives with the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement Team are still investigating the case. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Medford Police Detective Division at 541-774-2230.

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