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Tips sought to find Yreka shooting suspect

Police are asking for information to help them find a man with ties to Southern Oregon who is suspected of shooting a man Friday in Northern California.

Trevor Wayne Patton, 42, allegedly shot a 34-year-old man in Yreka, California, who then crashed into a tree, according to a Facebook post made Sunday by the police department.

Police said they found the shooting victim at the scene of the crash. An officer rendered emergency aid until paramedics arrived and took him to Fairchild Medical Center in Yreka.

As of Sunday morning, the shooting victim remained hospitalized in stable condition.

Medford police shared the Yreka Police Department’s post, saying that Patton “frequents the Medford area” and that “we’ve had a lot of contact with him over the years.”

Jackson County Circuit Court records show that Patton has multiple felony convictions dating back to 2000, when he was convicted of first-degree burglary.

Patton was last seen driving a blue Toyota RAV4 with an Oregon license plate and a storage box on its roof, according to Yreka police. He was described as armed and dangerous.

Anyone with knowledge of Patton’s whereabouts was asked to call Yreka police at 530-841-2300 and refer to case No. 22Y-00488.

Anyone who spots Patton in Southern Oregon can also call Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon dispatchers at 541-776-7206.