Medford Alert was first on scene of this incident, now Medford Police have provided additional information in an update our previous article.
On Saturday evening, May 27th, at about 6:45 PM, the Medford Police Department received a call from residents in the area of the 1500-block of Angel Crest Drive advising of a burglary in progress. The caller reported that an unknown male was armed with a firearm and was entering and removing property from a home that was unoccupied.
Multiple Medford Police Officers responded to the area and the first officer was on scene within 6 minutes of the initial call. 11 minutes after officers arrived, it was announced over the radio that shots had been fired by officers.
Substantial aid was rendered to the suspect by officers on scene before medical personnel could arrive. The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for his injuries.
The Major Assault and Death Investigation Unit (MADIU) was activated and responded to the scene. This team is comprised of investigators and attorneys from the Medford Police Department, Oregon State Police, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Jackson County District Attorney’s Office.
Per protocols, the Oregon State Police will be the lead investigation agency on this case. Currently, the names of the officers and the suspect are not being released.
Medford Alert will continue to monitor this incident and provide updates as they become available.