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.