MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Police reported an officer-involved shooting after a vehicle pursuit through Jackson County on Wednesday morning.
According to Medford Police, several agencies were involved in a vehicle chase that spanned Central Point, Medford, Phoenix, and Talent. The suspect was believed to be involved in an armed carjacking near Canyonville in Douglas County, and MPD said that the local pursuit started around 6:50 a.m.
Officers tried to use spike strips on the suspect vehicle a number of times with "mixed success." The chase ultimately ended in gunfire near the intersection of Dakota Avenue and S Columbus Street in Medford around 7:39 a.m.
Medford Police indicated that no officers were injured, but the suspect was taken to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center with unknown injuries. An initial statement from the agency did not clarify what precipitated the shooting.
The Major Assault and Death Investigation Unit (MADIU) was activated to take over the investigation, which is normal protocol for an officer-involved shooting.