UPDATE (Suspect in Custody) - Oregon State Police Investigating Assault near Wilderville - Josephine County

Oregon State Police

On October 22, 2019 at about 10:00 am, the East Chicago Police Department (Indiana), arrested Kyle HANDING, age 20, on warrants issued by Josephine County Circuit Court.  This is in relation to the incident on September 30, 2019 on Wilderville Lane, near Wilderville.

HANDING was lodged at the Lake County, Indiana Jail on the following charges in connection to the

Attempted Murder I with a Firearm (2 Counts)
Assault 1 with a Firearm (2 Counts)
Unlawful use of a Weapon with Firearm (2 Counts)
No further information is available for release.

Previous Releases:

The Oregon State Police is attempting to identify and locate the pictured individual as a possible suspect to a shooting and stabbing that occurred on Monday September 30, 2019, on Wilderville Lane.  According to the victims the individual is approximately 18 years old, goes by the name “KYLE” and has a possible last name of “HARDING” or “HANDING”.  KYLE is described as approximately 5’9’’, short hair, medium build and baby faced.  He has a strong Chicago accent, slumps at his shoulders and isn’t very talkative.

The firearm was left on scene but the knife used in the attack was not located.  It is described as an automatic switchblade with a camouflage handle.  He should be considered armed and dangerous.  KYLE was not known to drive and is not associated with any vehicles.

If you are to come into contact with KYLE call the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center (541) 776-6111 and refer to case #19-352116.

Please see attached Person of Interest Bulletin
Oregon State Police is continuing their investigation into an assault that occurred at approximately 8:40 P.M. on Monday, September 30, 2019.

Two people were assaulted, one male was flown to OHSU with serious injuries and a female was transported by ground to an area hospital with serious injuries.

There is currently no suspect in custody, however OSP does not feel there is an ongoing threat to the general public as the suspect was known to the victims.