Officer-Involved Shooting Justified

ASHLAND, Ore.– A grand jury ruled the actions of the officers who opened fire on an Ashland man earlier this month were justified. District Attorney Beth Heckert made the announcement Thursday afternoon. Earl C. Harris was shot to death at his home after officers attempted to serve an eviction notice. They said he went into … Continue reading »

One Idaho Suspect to be Sent Back

MEDFORD, Ore. — One of the two people involved in the Officer Involved Shooting on March 6 is due to be extradited back to Idaho. Shavon Ruth Willard, 32, pleaded no contest Monday in Jackson County Circuit Court to one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, with a charge of possession of methamphetamine … Continue reading »

Officers Justified in Medford Shooting

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police officers, as well as some federal officers, have been cleared in a shooting in Medford last month. Jackson County District Attorney’s Office announced a grand jury’s ruling on an officer involved shooting early Thursday evening. The grand jury ruled that the four officers involved (two from the Medford Police Department … Continue reading »

Police Shooting Investigation Continues

MEDFORD, Ore. – Jackson County District Attorney Beth Heckert still has no timeline for a grand jury to hear evidence in last Thursday’s officer involved shooting. Heckert says her office and Medford Police Department are investigating the incident. The agencies investigating the shooting will interview witnesses, gather evidence, and process evidence, before they present the … Continue reading »

Suspect Waives Extradition Hearing

MEDFORD, Ore. — Office involved shooting suspect Wayne Pearson has been behind bars since Friday after he was cleared from Rogue Regional Medical Center. Monday, he was set to have an extradition hearing for fugitive charges out of Idaho. That hearing never happened because Pearson decided to sign a waiver instead. Now the Jefferson County … Continue reading »

Idaho Fugitive Cleared from Hospital

MEDFORD, Ore. – One of the suspects in Thursday’s officer involved shooting has been medically cleared from the hospital, and is now in the Jackson County Jail. Wayne Pearson, 29, is being held without bail, charged as a fugitive from another state. Meanwhile 31 year-old Shavon Willard is still recovering from gunshot wounds at Asante … Continue reading »

Medford Shooting Update

MEDFORD, Ore. — The two suspects from Thursday’s shooting in Medford have been identified as 29-year-old Wayne Pearson and 31-year-old Shavon Willard. Both are recovering from gunshot wounds and are said to be in stable condition. Pearson and Willard both have warrants out in multiple counties in Idaho. The scene has cleared less than 24-hours … Continue reading »

New Details in Officer Involved Shooting

MEDFORD, Ore. — An investigation is ongoing on Hilton Road after police opened fire on two suspects with warrants out of Idaho. Medford Police said a 1998 Dodge truck carrying two wanted suspects from Idaho was spotted around 3 p.m, Thursday by officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobbacco and Firearms and the Oregon Department of … Continue reading »

Medford Police Chief Address Media

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police Chief Tim George addresses media about Thursday afternoons officer involved shooting in Medford. This is the uncut video of the press conference held Thursday evening at nine.

Investigators Release Suspect Name

WEED, Calif. – The Siskiyou County District Attorney’s Office is investigating an attack against a police officer that ended in the fatal shooting of a suspect. Investigators say Steven Hughes Henning of Whitefish, Montana was the man who ultimately died in the shooting in Weed. He was 32 years old. Weed police responded to a … Continue reading »