AP NEWS

Officer shoots, wounds suspect in Medford, Oregon

March 30, 2018

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A Medford police officer shot and wounded a suspect who authorities say was armed with a rifle.

Oregon State Police Lt. Mark Duncan says officers responded Thursday to a report that 41-year-old William Shelton was menacing with a firearm at a home that included children.

A SWAT team and hostage negotiators arrived when Shelton wouldn’t leave the home.

Duncan says Shelton eventually came outside, firing several shots from a rifle. A Medford police office then fired a round that hit Shelton in the upper chest. He is expected to survive.

The officer who fired has been placed on leave until the investigation is over.

AP RADIO
Update hourly