SHADY COVE, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred last night in Shady Cove around 2:02 a.m. ECSO Dispatch received a call that a homeowner had shot a suspect during a home-invasion burglary in the area of Cleveland Street in Shady Cove. JCSO deputies responded, and Mercy Flights medics attempted life-saving measures. The suspect was pronounced deceased at 2:34 a.m.
JCSO detectives are investigating claims of self-defense during the home-invasion burglary. An occupant of the home held a valid protection order against the suspect. There have been no arrests, and all parties are cooperating with the investigation.
Upon completion of the investigation, detectives will forward the case to the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office for review. Due to the sensitive nature and ongoing investigation, names will not be released at this time. Further information will be released at a later time in coordination with the DA’s Office.