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Troopers, deputies involved in Josephine County shooting placed on leave

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JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. -- A second officer-involved shooting in two days in Josephine County is getting investigated today.  It also has put deputies and troopers involved on administrative leave.

Grants Pass Police Department (GPPD) says those officers were involved late yesterday with the shooting of a male suspect in a report of shots fired.

GPPD says the law enforcement officers from Oregon State Police (OSP) and the Josephine County Sheriff's Office responded around 4:17pm to a 911 call reporting shots fired within the Northbound Manzanita Rest Area along Interstate 5.  That rest area is just north of the Merlin Road exit north of Grants Pass.

GPPD says the 911 caller reported a female had been shot.

It says, "Troopers and Deputies were confronted by the male suspect, which resulted in an officer-involved shooting," and the involved Troopers and Deputies were placed on administrative leave per Senate Bill 111 protocols.

GPPD says it is investigating the incident with help from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Medford Police Department and the Oregon State Police Forensic Laboratory to refer findings to the Josephine County District Attorney's Office for review upon completion.

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