Medford police have named the man arrested in a domestic dispute in which a shot was fired into the wall of a home on Winchester Street.
5:10 p.m. Medford police have named the man arrested in a domestic dispute in which a shot was fired into the wall of a home on Winchester Street.
Noah Tengi Bogart, 30, has been lodged in the Jackson County Jail on charges of menacing, harassment and first-degree trespassing, police said in a news release.
Bogart reportedly threatened his girlfriend, which prompted her to arm herself with a .356 handgun, police said.
The gun accidentally discharged into a wall during their confrontation.
Bogart then took the gun and threw it on top of the house. The woman then locked him out of the home, but he was able to sneak back in through a window, police said.
— Chris Conrad
3:05 p.m. Medford police are still piecing together the details of a domestic dispute in west Medford this afternoon in which a single shot was fired from a handgun
Medford police said a man showed up to his girlfriend's house, in the 1300 block of Winchester Street, with the gun.
"It's believed that he showed up unannounced," Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau said.
The two got into an argument, and at some point, a shot was fired. It's not known who fired the weapon, but police said no one was hurt. The woman then locked herself in the home's bedroom.
Medford police responded to a 911 call at 1:38 p.m. SWAT also responded. Police haven't released the names of the people involved in the altercation.
Budreau said the man came out of the home as officers approached. They took him into custody without incident. It's not yet known if charges will be filed against him.
Authorities closed South Columbus Avenue between Stewart Avenue and Benson Street for about 30 minutes during the initial response.
"This was obviously a very dangerous situation. We weren't sure what was going on," Budreau said of the initial response. "We wanted to ensure the safety of the surrounding neighbors first and then try and deal with the situation at hand."
During a search of the home's surroundings, police found the handgun on the roof. They don't know who put it there.
Police added the incident had a good outcome.
"We take every domestic violence case very seriously, and when there's a gun involved, even more seriously," Budreau said.
— Ryan Pfeil