Shot Fired During Fist Fight

Jacob Allen Golden

Jacob Allen Golden

MEDFORD, Ore. — Officers responded to a disturbance on the 1500 block of Bryant Street Friday night where multiple people were fighting. The first officer arriving on scene heard a shot fired, according to a press release.

Four people were taken into custody. Police found a .38 caliber revolver in the front yard of the residence. Investigators say Jacob Allen Golden, 21, instigated a fight with multiple people including Allen Paul Norris, 72.

During the fight, police say Golden punched Norris in the face. Norris went inside the house to get the gun and fired a shot in the grass to scare Golden, according to police. Police say because of that, he was not acting in self-defense and arrested him for Fourth Degree Disorderly Conduct. Norris was also arrested for Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.


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  1. yes says:

    The moral of the story is: Do not leave your sidearm in the house, Have it ready and on you. a 72 year old man being attacked by a 21 year old would have been justified use of the weapon, and would have resulted in 2 people not going to jail (which you and I will have to pay for.)

    Old guy tried to scare this punk off. And now he is the “Bad guy”

    1. Bunny Snow says:

      WOW! I totally agree, ‘yes’! The 72 year old just wants to put a stop to the problem, and HE gets arrested??!! The world has turned upside down when right becomes wrong and wrong becomes right. Let this be a lesson to one and all I guess: If someone younger and stronger than you attacks you, you are probably going to be better off to just shoot them and let the coroner take care of it. Good grief!! This is horrible!!

  2. Chris says:

    Don’t leave your gun inside and NEVER fire a warning shot!

  3. Joe says:

    I guess the true moral of the story is for the 72 year old (Mr. Norris) to tell the 21 year old (Mr. Golden) to get off his property or he will call the police, then go inside his house, lock the door and proceed to call the police. If Mr. Golden then tries to break into Mr. Norris’s residence, then Mr. Norris has every right to use his handgun to defend himself.

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