[UPDATE 12:24 PM] There are now 3 people in custody related to the shooting of a Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputy on Wednesday. Christopher Holmgren was arrested Wednesday for violating his probation because he was associating with felons, who may or may not have been Karey Pascoe and William Parkerson, the other two suspects in the shooting. Parkerson is charged with attempted aggravated murder with a firearm and first degree assault with a firearm. Karey Leigh Pascoe was arrested in connection with the shooting and charged her with Conspiracy to Commit Attempted Aggravated Murder with a Firearm, Aggravated Murder, and Assault in the First Degree with a Firearm.
Parkerson and Pascoe will be arraigned in Klamath County Court on Friday at 1:30 p.m. The District Attorney is not releasing any further information about Holmgren at this time except that he was arrested for violating his probation.
[UPDATE 9:35 AM] The Major Crime team has located the vehicle associated with the shooting of Klamath County Sherriff Deputy Jason Weber the 1989 Jeep Cherokee Oregon Vehicle Plate Number ZFQ 270 between North Klamath and Rocky Point.
[UPDATE 6:30 AM] Deputy Jason Weber was named as the victim of the shooting. Deputy Weber is at Oregon Health Sciences University currently undergoing surgery and is in serious but stable condition. Deputy Jason Weber has been a Deputy Sheriff for seven years.
Another suspect was also taken into custody. Karey Leigh Pascoe was arrested in connection with the shooting and charged her with Conspiracy to Commit Attempted Aggravated Murder with a Firearm, Aggravated Murder, and Assault in the First Degree with a Firearm.
The Major Crime team is still attempting to locate a vehicle associated with the shooting. It’s description is: a 1989 Jeep Cherokee Oregon Vehicle Plate Number ZFQ 270.
[UPDATE 6:15 AM] The Klamath County Major Crime team has arrested William Jack Parkerson on charges of attempted aggravated murder with a firearm and first degree assault with a firearm.
According to the Klamath County District Attorney’s office, deputies are still looking for Parkerson’s vehicle, believed to be associated with Wednesday morning’s shooting. It is described as a 1989 Jeep Cherokee with Oregon plate number ZFQ-270.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact the Klamath Falls Police Department tip line at 541-883-5334.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Major Crime team identified a person of interest in the officer involved shooting from Wednesday morning.
Police said 30-year-old William Jack Parkerson is a white male approximately 5′ 11″ and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He is bald and has a chest tattoo that reads “Norte” and an abdomen tattoo that reads “Under no Law/United Nortenos Locos.” The suspect is still at large and considered armed and dangerous. The public is warned not to approach the person of interest or the vehicle and to please call 911.
The Major Crime team is also attempting to locate a vehicle associated with the shooting: 1989 Jeep Cherokee Oregon Vehicle Plate Number ZFQ 270.
In a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah said, “Everyday the dedicated men and women of the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office go out to protect our community. Today is a sad day, a dedicated Sheriff’s Deputy was shot in the face and side during a vehicle stop. Fortunately, he is stable at this time and has been transported to Oregon Health Sciences University. The family of the injured Deputy and the employees of the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office want to thank all the members of the Major Crime Team and all public safety agencies in Klamath County. The Deputy is supported by the brotherhood of the law enforcement community that have come to assist in locating the suspect. I’d like to thank the Jackson, Modoc, and Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Offices, California Highway Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Federal Marshall Service, and Air Medical Services (Emergency Airlift).”
Any information or tips regarding this investigation should be routed to the Klamath Falls Police Department tip line at 541-883-5334.