Person of Interest in Klamath Shooting

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 … Continue reading »

Social Media Impacts Investigations

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Police Department says no matter the incident or graphic nature, if it happens in public view, photos and videos will typically end up on Facebook or Twitter almost instantly. Police say these posts can sometimes help the investigation because the documentation can let officers get a better idea of what … Continue reading »

Neighbors React to Shooting

MEDFORD, Ore. — On Monday, Cherry Street residents are reacting to yesterday’s shooting. Medford police says Medford’s west side does have a higher crime rate than other parts of the city. From the first of the year to now, there have been a total of 89 emergency calls made in correlation to incidents on Cherry … Continue reading »

Police Release New Details on Shooting

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police said there is still plenty of work to be done in the investigation of an officer-involved shooting from Sunday, but released new information about an encounter with the man an hour before the shooting. The shooting happened near Cherry Street and Stewart Avenue. 52-year-old Stephen McMilon was acting strangely, carrying a … Continue reading »

Police Discuss Shooting

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police officers were involved in a shooting on Cherry Street near Stewart Avenue on Sunday afternoon. Medford Police held a news conference just after 8 p.m. on Sunday with details on the shooting.

One Dead in Officer Involved Shooting

MEDFORD, Ore. – One man is dead following an officer involved shooting on Sunday evening.  Medford Police said officers were called to the scene at 4:25 p.m. Neighbors had called 911 after noticing a suspicious man carrying a shot gun walking down Cherry Street on Medford’s west side. When police arrived, the subject started firing his gun at … Continue reading »

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 »

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