This is an update to Medford Alert’s live coverage of the incident last night.
On Friday, March 3, at 10:28 p.m. multiple officers responded to reports of shots fired with a possible gunshot victim at 1920 N Pacific Highway (Wendy’s).
When Officers arrived they confirmed there was not a gunshot victim but did find multiple .45 caliber shell casings on scene.
After speaking to witnesses, Officers determined the suspect, 47-year-old Gershon Orozco, was in an argument with two individuals over money owed while in possession of a handgun and AR-15 rifle. During the argument Orozco fired multiple shots in the air. As the victims began to drive away, Orozco fired several more rounds at their vehicle. The altercation led to the overpass of Table Rock Road where the victims were able to flee on foot. Orozco was contacted by Jackson County Sheriff’s Office a short time later in his vehicle and was taken into custody without incident.
An article search was conducted by a JCSO K-9 and evidence was located. At this time the involved pistol has not been recovered.
Orozco has been charged and lodged at the Jackson County Jail with the following:
- Attempted Assault 1
- Unlawful Use of a Weapon
- Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Medford Police thanked the Jackson County Sheriffs Office and Central Point Police Department for their assistance in responding to and resolving this incident.
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