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Suspect in shooting returned from Calif. jail

CENTRAL POINT — The suspect in a February shooting in Central Point was returned Thursday to Jackson County to face attempted murder charges, police said.

Jack Irwin Hamilton, 19, was arrested recently in Santa Rosa, Calif., and faced extradition to Oregon for his part in a shooting on Foley Lane that left one man hospitalized, police said.

Hamilton, a California resident, fled the area rather than face indictment on three counts of attempted aggravated murder, and three counts of attempted first-degree assault.

He was lodged in the Jackson County Jail on $500,000 bail.

Hamilton allegedly shot a handgun at three Central Point men during a dispute. He did not hit any of the three.

Michael Phillip Magatelli, 22, of Central Point, was charged with three counts of attempted aggravated murder and second-degree assault. He allegedly shot one man in the back.

The violence possibly stemmed from a disagreement over a motorcycle.

The crime of attempted aggravated murder applies in situations where more than one person is a murder target in a single criminal act.

If convicted of attempted aggravated murder, Magatelli and Hamilton each face mandatory sentences of 10 years in prison.