The incident occurred Sunday afternoon. Police say a woman had noticed 33-year-old Chester Iodence riding her bike in the Village Apartment Complex on Royal Avenue in East Medford.
“There was essentially an argument over the bike,” Medford police Lt. Kerry Curtis said.
When she went to confront him police say things took a drastic turn.
“He displayed a knife and was essentially menacing her.” said Lt. Curtis.
When another person tried to intervene Iodence allegedly pulled out a gun and attempted to shoot.
“He fired a couple rounds at the two people were there,” said Lt. Curtis.
No one was injured. However, as Iodence fled the scene police say he attempted to shoot at a driver in passing. The driver then swerved and collided into several parked cards.
Police say Iodence is on the loose and is considered armed and dangerous.
They say he will face charges of attempted murder and assault.
NBC5 News reporter Karen Tang graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in communications and a master’s in journalism.
Before coming to Medford, Karen was an intern at WUSA9 and NBC News Channel in Washington D.C.
During her time in Maryland, Karen was an NCAA Division I student-athlete on the Maryland gymnastics team. She competed against Big Ten universities and made the Big Ten All-Championship team.
When Karen isn’t reporting, she’s at the gym working out, taking pictures with her dog Boomer and searching for the best food in Southern Oregon.