MEDFORD, Ore. — One man is now in police custody after an altercation with his girlfriend ended with a gunshot being fired.
Police said the woman, whose name was not released, was in a physical fight with her boyfriend, Noah Bogart, and tried to get him to leave her house. During the fight, the woman armed herself with a .357 magnum, and the gun accidentally fired into the wall. Bogart threw the gun on a neighbor’s roof, and that’s when the woman locked him out and called 911.
Police and members of the SWAT team, some armed with rifles, quickly arrived at the scene and arrested Bogart without incident. Bogart is being charged with menacing, harassment, and trespassing. Police said the circumstances of this domestic violence call had them on alert.
“Unfortunately, a lot of our homicides are domestic violence-related. So, we take every domestic violence case very seriously, and when there’s a gun involved, even more seriously,” said Medford Police Lt. Mike Budreau.
Winchester Street was blocked off for a short time as officers conducted the operation. Officers said they wanted to make sure neighbors and people nearby stayed safe.