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Shooting suspect indicted in 7-Eleven fight

MEDFORD — A 31-year-old Medford man suspected of firing shots at a 7-Eleven store early Nov. 1 was indicted Wednesday on additional felony charges in connection with that case.

A Jackson County grand jury lodged charges of attempted first-degree assault and being a felon in possession of a weapon against Marlon Burrell Slaffey, of the 1100 block of Leland Street.

At around 1 a.m. Nov. 1, police responded to a fight between two groups in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven store at 1220 Crater Lake Ave. in Medford.

During the confrontation, Slaffey reportedly fired a 9 mm handgun at another person before fleeing.

Investigators reviewed surveillance tapes of the scene and determined there was enough evidence to charge Slaffey with attempted felony assault, Medford police Lt. Tim Doney said.

No one was injured in the shooting, Medford police said.

Investigators at the scene were able to determine Slaffey was involved and sent word for officers to be on the lookout for him.

About 30 minutes later, Medford officers pulled over a car in which Slaffey was a passenger.

He was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, recklessly endangering, second-degree disorderly conduct, second-degree criminal mischief and a probation violation connected to a witness-tampering conviction.

Doney does not anticipate any more arrests in connection with the 7-Eleven shooting.

During his initial arraignment on Nov. 2, a Jackson County Circuit Court judge ordered that Slaffey not have access to a weapon or contact the intended victim in the case.

Slaffey has an extensive California criminal history dating back to 1992 when he was 15.

In June 2007, he was arrested in Medford on charges of identity theft. The charges were dropped later that year.

In September 2007, a felony warrant held by the Medford Police Department was issued for Slaffey after he failed to appear on charges of coercion and tampering with a witness. He later was found guilty of witness tampering and was placed on probation and served 90 days in jail.

Reach reporter Chris Conrad at 776-4471, or e-mail cconrad@mailtribune.com.

Shooting suspect indicted in 7-Eleven fight