Deceased Man Found Outside Grants Pass Bar Prompts Criminal Investigation

On Saturday, January 22nd, at approximately 9:15 pm, the Grants Pass Police Department responded to Flespy’s Bar and Grill for a report of a male subject laying on the sidewalk, unconscious with blood on him.

Courtesy of Flespy’s

Officers arrived on scene within one minute from the time of call and located citizens attempting to provide emergency medical treatment to a male subject laying near the front of the building. Emergency personnel from Grants Pass Fire Rescue and AMR also responded and provided medical treatment to the male.

Despite the rapid response of emergency personnel, the male was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Detectives were notified and responded to assist with the investigation, as well as the Josephine County District Attorney and later the Oregon State Police Forensics unit.

Fruitdale Drive was closed for all traffic for approximately 4 hours while the scene was processed.

Location of Investigation

Next of kin have been notified and the deceased male has been identified as Tobias Johnson.

The case is still under investigation and is being treated as a criminal matter. Further details will be released when available.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Det. Shaw with the Grants Pass Police Department at 541-450-6260.

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