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Grand jury indicts suspect in Medford shooting

Lorenzo Larry Fisher, 45, faces second-degree murder and felony weapons charges accusing him in the shooting of Robert Douglas Houze outside a Medford business on Crater Lake Highway. Medford police booking photo.

A Medford man will face a murder charge accusing him of a Saturday homicide in a Medford parking lot.

Lorenzo Larry Fisher, 45, was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on felony charges of second-degree murder, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon and a single charge of felon in possession of a firearm for his alleged role in the shooting death of 45-year-old Robert Douglas Houze, according to a release issued by the Jackson County District Attorney’s office.

The charges accuse Fisher of “unlawfully and intentionally“ causing Houze’s death using a Taurus 9 mm handgun Saturday evening outside Weldon’s Cleaners in the 600 block of Crater Lake Avenue, according to the grand jury’s indictment and earlier news reports.

Oregon court records show no criminal history for Fisher, but the grand jury’s indictment states that Fisher has a 2000 conviction for sexual assault of a child out of the 199th District Court in McKinney, Texas.

Leading up to the indictment, the grand jury on Thursday heard testimony from three witnesses at Medford police including Det. Sal Garcia, the lead detective in the homicide case, Det. Dan Gugliotta and Officer Kevin Martin.

Fisher will be arraigned on the grand jury’s indictment Friday afternoon, court records show.

As of Thursday, Fisher remains an inmate at the Jackson County Jail held without bail.