MEDFORD, Ore. — UPDATE: Medford police say, "Detectives took a 17 year old into custody last night for the shooting death of the male victim, whose identification has not been disclosed pending next of kin. The juvenile was charged with Murder and his name is not being released at this time. Detectives are continuing the investigation and more details will be released at a later time.
Thank you for your patience."
The Medford Police Department confirmed on Friday that it is investigating a suspicious death on the Bear Creek Greenway. According to a short statement, the body was found north of Railroad Park.
"Detectives are treating the incident as a homicide at this time," MPD said. "More details will be available as the investigation unfolds. Thank you for your patience."
According to Medford Police, the victim is male and most likely homeless — possibly new to the area. He was discovered about 150 yards north of Railroad Park, dead from an apparent gunshot wound. No other details about the victim are currently being released.
MPD said that no suspects have yet been taken into custody in connection with the crime.
This is a developing story and will be updated with more details as they emerge.