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February 02, 2023
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Detectives Investigating Rural Jacksonville Shooting
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Detectives Investigating Rural Jacksonville Shooting

JCSO Case 22-7579

UPDATE: New Years Eve Shooting Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder (Photo) - 01/02/23

Correction: Suspect’s age was incorrectly reported as 70. She is 74.


RUCH, Ore. - The suspect in yesterday’s shooting was lodged in the Jackson County Jail last night. The suspect, Cassie Lyn Ryker, 70, of Ruch, has been charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, and unlawful use of a weapon. This case is active and ongoing with detectives following additional leads. Further information will come from the Jackson County District Attorney’s office.


Video from Scene: https://vimeo.com/785606117


Original Release:

RUCH, Ore. - Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred this afternoon in the 400 block of China Gulch Road in Ruch near Jacksonville, Ore. The suspect is in custody, the victim has been transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition.

At 12:20 p.m. ECSO dispatch received a call for a gunshot victim being transported to the hospital and a potentially armed suspect back at the location of the shooting. JCSO Patrol deputies, SWAT, and the Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT) responded to the address along with nearby Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers. Just after 1 p.m. the suspect was taken into custody without incident. 

JCSO detectives are on scene investigating the shooting. More information to follow.

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