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  • Shooting, standoff in Medford

    Shooting, standoff result in pair of arrests in Medford
  • Police say a petty dispute over a car led to shots being fired in a north Medford neighborhood Wednesday morning, drawing a swarm of police and SWAT officers to the incident that closed nearby streets for hours and ended with two arrests.
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  • Police say a petty dispute over a car led to shots being fired in a north Medford neighborhood Wednesday morning, drawing a swarm of police and SWAT officers to the incident that closed nearby streets for hours and ended with two arrests.
    Medford police said no one was injured in the shooting, which happened in the 2600 block of Tennessee Drive. However, two stray bullets blew through an elderly couple's front window.
    "This doesn't appear to be gang-related," said Lt. Mike Budreau. "It was a targeted attack."
    Several witnesses reported hearing shots fired at 2:30 a.m.
    "(Witnesses) heard gunshots. They saw a male running," Budreau said.
    Responding police saw a car pull onto nearby De Barr Avenue.
    They followed the vehicle, hoping to question its occupants about the gunshots. Before the cruiser's lights clicked on, a man bolted from the car and started running.
    Police gave chase and arrested Devon Dean Poff, 21, after learning he had a felony warrant out for his arrest.
    Poff also had two handguns with him.
    As officers were questioning Poff, the investigation led to an address in the 200 block of DeBarr Avenue, near Seneca Street. Officers developed information suggesting William Tye Middlekauff, 25, was connected to the shooting.
    Police blocked off De Barr from its intersection with Tennessee Drive down to Howard Avenue.
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