Worker Shoots Suspected Grants Pass Thief Multiple Times

At approximately 11:27 PM on Saturday, the Grants Pass Police Department began receiving calls regarding shouting coming from the U-Stow-It Mini Storage on Willow Lane. Callers reported hearing a subject shouting, “Get down, or I’ll shoot!” As officers responded, additional callers reported hearing multiple gunshots from the location.

Upon arrival, officers located 34-year-old Robert Correa jr. near the location with numerous gunshot wounds. Officers provided immediate life-saving efforts before Correa was transported to the Three Rivers Medical Center, where he is reportedly in stable condition.

The caretaker for the U-Stow-It Mini Storage immediately surrendered to officers and cooperated with the investigation. The caretaker admitted to the shooting after attempting to place Correa under citizen’s arrest and then feeling his life was threatened.

Responding investigators found evidence of a theft in progress at the storage facility, and no legitimate reason could be found for Correa to be on the property. No arrests have yet been made in this case, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone having information regarding this incident or any associated storage unit thefts is asked to contact Grants Pass Police Detectives at 541-450-6260 and reference case #22-44450.

Source: GPPD