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Police shoot suspect at scene of Selma double homicide

Two Josephine County Sheriff’s Office deputies are on paid administrative leave after an armed standoff escalated to gunfire near Selma at the scene of a double homicide.

At 12:58 p.m. Sunday, sheriff’s deputies and Oregon State Police were called to the 3400 block of Lakeshore Drive in Selma, where a person told dispatchers they had witnessed a murder, according to a press release issued Monday by Undersheriff Travis Snyder.

On scene, deputies found two dead bodies before encountering an armed man on the property, leading to a standoff that lasted roughly an hour, according to the release.

“This rapidly evolving and dangerous situation escalated to a point where two deputies fired their weapons,” the release stated.

First-responders with the Illinois Valley Fire Department and paramedics from AMR and Mercy Flights rushed the wounded suspect to a nearby hospital.

As of Monday afternoon, the man remained hospitalized in stable condition.

Grants Pass police will serve as the lead investigating agency into the police shooting, while Oregon State Police will be the lead investigating agency in the double homicide investigation.