U.S. Marshal: Victim was wanted on probation violation
January 05, 2012 8:47 PM
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A U.S. marshals’ spokesman says deputy marshals trying to arrest a 20-year-old man on a probation violation warrant in Medford, Ore., fatally shot the man when he used tried to use his vehicle as a weapon.
Supervisory Deputy Eric Wahlstrom said the deputies opened fire about 5:30 p.m. Thursday in a grocery store parking lot. The young man died at the scene. He was not immediately identified.
Wahlstrom says no one else was hurt.
The fugitive was on probation after serving time for assaulting a deputy marshal in October 2009 in Medford.
Medford Police and Oregon State Police are assisting in the investigation.