Drive-By Shooting in Central Point

On November 1st, 2011, at around 4 a.m., two people were sitting in a car on Beall Lane when they were shot at. The two victims of the drive-by shooting are Erik Lee Dorey and Jennifer Knutson. Dorey had a gunshot wound to the mouth and he was flown to Portland for treatment. Jennifer Knutson suffered minor injuries.

Knutson told NewsWatch12 in an interview that she and Erik Dorey were coming back from a friend’s house at 4 a.m. that morning when their car was shot at 3 times. She says they did not know the people who shot at them.

The three suspects in another car took off down Beall Lane. Oregon State Police saw the car speeding by and began chasing them. The chase lasted about eight miles to Old Stage Road, when the car lost control and rolled down a 40-foot embankment.

One suspect was thrown from the car and died, the other two were taken to an area hospital.All four suspects are known and documented members of the Norteno gang. One of the suspects, Francisco Campos, has been arraigned for his involvement in the shooting.