Police name suspect, others involved in shooting and crash

A Traver, Calif., man faces manslaughter, assault and attempted murder charges after a drive-by shooting in Central Point this morning and an ensuing high-speed chase that ended in a fatal crash.

Miguel A. Carbajal, 19, has been arrested on two counts each of attempted murder and first-degree assault, and single charges of first-degree manslaughter, third-degree assault, and eluding police in a vehicle.

He was treated at a local hospital for injuries he suffered in the car crash on Old Stage Road following the high-speed police chase and will be booked into jail later today, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office reported in a news release.

Police believe Carbajal fired into an Isuzu Rodeo in Central Point early this morning, striking 22-year-old Erik L. Dorey in the face. He then is accused of speeding away from an Oregon State Police trooper who spotted his car running a red light moments later. (Correction: See below.)

Carbajal's Chevy sedan spun out of control and careened over an embankment in the 8200 block of Old Stage Road. One passenger, whom authorities haven't identified yet, was thrown from the car in the crash and died at the scene.

The second suspect, Francisco J. Campos, 19, also of Traver, is being treated for injuries while in police custody at a Medford hospital and has charges pending against him, the sheriff's office reported. (Correction: See below.)

Dorey, of Gold Hill, is being treated for facial injuries at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

A woman passenger in Dorey's vehicle at the time of the shooting has been identified as Jennifer A. Knutson, 19, of Central Point. She was treated for minor injuries, the sheriff's office reported.

— Chris Conrad

Correction: The model of Isuzu has been corrected in this story, and the age and hometown of Campos have been updated in this story after officials released corrected information.


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