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Officers shoot armed, suicidal man in southern Oregon

July 19, 2019

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Police say law enforcement officers shot and killed a man who was armed and suicidal in southern Oregon.

The Medford Police Department says three Oregon State Police troopers and two Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the call Thursday night.

Police say the first trooper arrived at 8:46 p.m. and saw an armed man on Rogue River Highway underneath Interstate 5.

Police say shots were fired at 8:59 p.m.

The man identified as 73-year-old Tony Orland Mills, of Gold Hill, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say an initial investigation found the man and an officer both fired their guns. No officers were injured.

Lt. Mike Budreau of the Medford Police Department said the case remains under investigation.

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