Man Sets up Roadblock, Shoots Theft Suspect on Public Roadway; Charged with Attempted Murder
JCSO Case 22-4098
JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – A suspect is in the Jackson County Jail this morning after shooting an alleged theft suspect last night on Thompson Creek Road near Jacksonville. The shooting victim was shot three times while driving past the suspect on a public roadway.
The suspect, Douglas Brinton Walker, 64, of Williams, Ore., has been charged with first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, and second-degree attempted murder. The victim is in a local hospital and currently out of surgery and in recovery.
Just before 10 p.m. last night Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputies received a report of shots fired and a car speeding off northbound on the 6000 block of Thompson Creek Road. Around 45 minutes later, the victim knocked on a resident’s door on the 17000 block of Highway 238 and reported being shot. Oregon State Police, Josephine County Sheriff’s Office, and JCSO responded. A Mercy Flights ambulance transported the victim to a local hospital. Around that time the shooting suspect called in and reported he set up a roadblock on Thompson Creek Rd. and shot at a person that allegedly stole items from his property. The shooting incident was not near the reported theft.
JCSO Criminal Investigations Division detectives are currently investigating the case. More information to follow.