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Shooting At Oregon State Police Office In Grants Pass Leaves One Dead

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A suspect died after an officer-involved shooting Tuesday morning at the Oregon State Police office in Grants Pass.

The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety reports that multiple troopers received minor injuries during the incident.

In an email, Josephine County District Attorney Ryan Mulkins identified the suspect as 39-year-old Brandon Christopher Jones.

Mulkins says Jones was in the state police office as a suspect in an investigation. As he was being taken into custody, he got into a physical confrontation with state police troopers. He then allegedly tried to wrestle a gun away from a trooper.

Mulkins says Jones “was shot during the altercation” and died at the scene. Mulkins wouldn’t say who shot him, how many troopers were involved, or the nature of their injuries.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

The office of Oregon House Republican Leader Carl Wilson of Grants Pass issued a press release shortly after the incident, saying Wilson is “thankful for the quick action by the Oregon State Police troopers that likely saved lives in the shooting at the OSP office in his community of Grants Pass today.”

“We should all pause every day — not just in the wake of a crisis — to appreciate the dedicated and brave first responders in our midst,” Wilson wrote.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

April Ehrlich is an editor and reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting. Previously, she was a news host and reporter at Jefferson Public Radio.