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Grand jury indicts woman for shooting partner during domestic dispute

Arraignment scheduled Thursday in Jackson County Circuit Court
Gavel, with defocussed law books behind.

A Medford woman was indicted Wednesday for the fatal shooting of Barton Joseph Gonzalez, 34, on the evening of Nov. 4, 2021, according to the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office.

Natalie Rogers, 30, of the 2200 block of Smokethorn Way was arrested late Wednesday for second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter for killing Gonzalez at the Smokethorn location.

“One of the involved parties had called 911 to report they had shot their significant other, during a domestic dispute,” as stated in the original press release by the Medford Police Department on Nov. 5, 2021. “Upon arrival, officers found the individual was beyond help, and appeared to suffer from a gunshot wound.”

The announcement by the D.A.’s Office notes that the Medford Police Department investigation was turned over to the grand jury on Wednesday and that police obtain a warrant to enter the suspect’s residence. She agreed to come out.

Rogers is being held in the Jackson County Jail without bail and scheduled to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in Jackson County Circuit Court.