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Police: Klamath Falls man shot by 'armed citizen' after trying to murder girlfriend

Officers responding to a reported gunshot victim on Sunday later discovered that he was the instigator of an attempted murder, according to Klamath Falls Police.

Posted: Aug 3, 2020 10:21 AM

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Officers responding to a reported gunshot victim on Sunday later discovered that he was the instigator of an attempted murder, according to Klamath Falls Police.

Officers were dispatched to the 800-block of E Main Street in Klamath Falls after a 911 call reporting that a man had been shot outside of a convenience store. They arrived to find 29-year-old Taylor Reed Jackson suffering from gunshot wounds to the right shoulder and right leg.

Jackson was taken to Sky Lakes Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

Detectives investigating the shooting discovered that Jackson had fired several times at a vehicle driven by his girlfriend, KFPD said. The woman was not injured in the shooting, but multiple rounds struck her vehicle.

During the shooting, KFPD said that a "legally armed citizen" saw Jackson firing at the vehicle and decided to intervene, shooting Jackson twice and silencing the gunfire. According to the agency, Jackson then tried to hide his own handgun, which was later recovered by the detectives.

Jackson was booked into the Klamath County Jail after being released from Sky Lakes. He faces charges for Attempted Murder, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Reckless Endangering.

"This incident is still under investigation," KFPD said. "If you have information that can assist the investigation, please contact the Klamath Falls Police Department at 541-883-5336, or call the anonymous tip line at 541-883-5334."

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