A man was shot to death in the parking lot of a Medford apartment complex early Wednesday morning, and as many as two suspects are at large, according to Medford police.
The victim, 25-year-old Jordan Scott Andres, was reportedly in the parking lot of the Brentwood Village Apartments, 2281 Table Rock Road, at about 2:42 a.m., according to Lt. Mike Budreau of the Medford Area Drug & Gang Enforcement task force. Andres was shot once in the chest.
"He was shot in the parking lot, stumbled over to a stairwell where he died," Budreau said.
At least one suspect reportedly fled in a dark-colored sedan. Police had no further description of the vehicle or suspects. Andres died at the scene despite the efforts of citizens, police and responding firefighters who performed CPR.
Investigators were on scene Wednesday, interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence. They plan to look through video surveillance footage, and hope to find additional cameras in the area they can analyze.
"We're going to keep working this until we've got it figured out," Budreau said.
Andres was not a resident of the apartment complex, but had been staying there temporarily, Budreau said, adding Andres was "well known" to law enforcement. Court records show Andres has had multiple convictions of methamphetamine dating from June 2011. A police release described him as a transient.
"We're going to develop some suspects here soon as we delve more into who this victim could have been in a dispute with," Budreau said. "But we certainly believe this is not a random act, and that it was targeted, or that the victim was involved in some type of a dispute with someone."
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Medford police at 541-770-4783.
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