- Associated Press - Sunday, February 19, 2017

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State Police say a man was hospitalized after a Central Point officer shot him during a traffic stop in Jackson County.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://bit.ly/2latBc0 ) that the officer pulled the man over at about 3 a.m. Sunday for a traffic violation.

Police say during the encounter with the driver, the unnamed officer fired his weapon and shot the driver.

Police believe the driver had a firearm at the time of the shooting.

The driver, whose name was also withheld, was taken to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.

The Jackson County District Attorney’s Office has requested an investigation into the incident.

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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com


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