“Shelter In Place” Lifted As Police Continue Search for Bend Shooter

At approximately 2:38 a.m. on this morning, Bend Police responded to multiple calls of a man firing a gun in the area of Parrell and Badger roads in SE Bend. Witnesses reported the person was walking in the area and firing rounds indiscriminately into the air.

Bend Police located the suspect, who ran from officers. Officers used a drone to track the suspect’s movement to Silver Sage Street between Parrell and Benham roads, then set up a perimeter and sent out an emergency notification to neighbors in a 1-mile radius of the incident.

The public was initially asked to use caution and avoid the area. People who live in the immediate area were also asked to shelter in place.

Authorities confirm that a firearm was located during the search.

Bend Police continue to investigate this incident and ask that residents in the area look around their property for any shell casings, gunshot damage or other evidence.

Residents with surveillance cameras are also asked to check between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. today, Jan. 7, for any footage showing a person with a gun moving through the area. 

Residents in the area of Silver Sage Street are no longer required to shelter in place.

After a thorough search of the area by the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team, the suspect in this incident remains outstanding.

Medford Alert will continue to monitor this incident and provide updates as they become available.

Source: BPD

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