Earlier today, at 4:17 PM, law enforcement officers from the Oregon State Police and the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call reporting shots fired within the Northbound Manzanita Rest Area on I-5, just north of the Merlin Rd. Exit. The 911 caller further reported a female had been shot.
Upon arrival, Troopers and Deputies were confronted by the male suspect, which resulted in an officer-involved shooting. The involved Troopers and Deputies have been placed on administrative leave per Senate Bill 111 protocols.
The incident is being investigated by the Grants Pass Police Department, assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Medford Police Department, and the Oregon State Police Forensic Laboratory.
The investigation will be referred to the Josephine County District Attorney’s Office for review upon completion.
Police say this is an active investigation, and no further information will be released at this time.
The Northbound Manzanita Rest Area remains closed for the investigation, but there is no further threat to the public.