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Suspect in White City officer-involved shooting reached for gun, Sheriff's Office says

The still-unnamed person who was shot during a confrontation with deputies at Dairy Queen on Tuesday night grabbed a gun before the shooting, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

Posted: Jul 23, 2020 4:32 PM

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The still-unnamed person who was shot during a confrontation with deputies at Dairy Queen on Tuesday night grabbed a gun before the shooting, according to an updated statement from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

The shooting happened in the parking lot of Dairy Queen along Highway 62 on Tuesday night. The Sheriff's Office said that deputies went there at the request of a detective with Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement (MADGE), who said that there was a suspect there "in possession of a large quantity of drugs and possibly armed."

Deputies arrived at the parking lot and began talking to the suspect. The Sheriff's Office said that a struggle began a few minutes later between the deputies and the suspect. During that struggle, the agency now says, the suspect grabbed a gun that had been concealed "on his person."

"The deputies responded to this threat and the suspect was shot two times," the Sheriff's Office said.

The suspect and the deputies involved have not yet been publicly identified. JCSO said that the suspect has not been charged and it is still an active investigation, so the release of his name will be delayed.

There will be a press conference at 9 a.m, on Friday morning at the the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in Central Point to discuss the case.

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