Suspect involved in Saturday morning shooting turns self in

Medford police still are investigating a shooting that occurred at 1:44 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of an apartment complex next door to Dilligaf's Bar and Grill, 3522 N. Pacific Highway, Medford. (Clarification: See below.)

According to Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau, the suspect involved in the shooting, a 30-year-old Medford resident, turned himself in to investigators at 9 a.m. Sunday morning. So far no criminal charges have been filed against either party involved.

"We are not identifying either one of the individuals. We are still getting statements and trying to determine what exactly did occur," Budreau said.

Police say the shooting was the result of a parking-lot altercation between a 22-year-old man and a 30-year-old man. The men were involved in a fist-fight when the 30-year-old man produced a handgun and fired a round, Budreau said. The 22-year-old man was injured and treated by emergency responders, but did not require hospitalization, he said.

When police arrived minutes after the 911 call reporting shots fired, the 30-year-old man already had fled in a vehicle, leaving the 22-year-old victim at the scene, according to Budreau.

"He has some facial injuries, including one on his left temple that could be the result of being grazed by a bullet, or injuries sustained by the fist fight," Budreau said.

Investigators still are trying to piece the incident together. A shell casing was recovered from the scene.

People involved in the altercation had been at Dilligaf's earlier, but the fight broke out in the parking lot of a nearby apartment complex at 3 Mace Road. (Clarification: See below.)

"The victim wasn't necessarily cooperative, which caused some difficulty with the investigation," Budreau said. "A little more work needs to be done before charges apply."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Garich, at 541-774-2248.

Clarification: Medford police provided additional information about the location of the fight on Monday, June 10. This story has been updated to include those details.

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