Witnesses Shaken by Deputy Shooting

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Several law enforcement agencies are looking for the man who shot one of their own on a street outside Klamath Falls.

They have a person of interest but aren’t calling a him suspect. Law enforcement officials say the incident happened just before noon on Wednesday, after the deputy pulled over a vehicle for a traffic stop in the 2600 block of Bisbee Street.

Officials say the the shooter got out of the car and opened fire on the deputy, who has still not been publicly identified.

The sheriff’s office say the deputy is in serious, but stable condition with gunshot wounds to his face and side. Law enforcement is looking for William Jack Parkerson, as a person of interest in this case. Parkerson is a white male, bald, about 5’11” and 180 pounds.

Several neighbors heard the gunshots on the street on Wednesday morning, including the Story family who lives about a block away from where the incident occurred. Jaden Story said she saw a man in their yard shortly after the gunshots happened, and when Newswatch 12 showed Jaden the picture of Parkerson, and she was sure that was the man in her yard just hours before.

“It’s definitely him. The same person I seen earlier staring at me. It still freaks me out because they’re still looking for him, I’m shaking right now because that’s so scary. But, yeah, that’s definitely him,” said Jaden.

If you have any information about this case or know the location of Parkerson, you are encouraged to contact the law enforcement agency in your area.