UPDATE - OREGON STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING ON INTERSTATE 5 -- JACKSON COUNTY
Oregon State Police
On Thursday, August 20, 2020, Oregon State Police arrested Kenneth Ayers (49) from Roseburg in connection with the Interstate 5 shooting on August 19, 2020. Ayers was lodged in the Jackson County Jail on the following charges – Attempted Murder, Assault 2, Unlawful Use of a Weapon (7), Criminal Mischief 2 (7), and Recklessly Endangering Another Person (13).
Ayers is also the suspect in the series of shootings that have been occurring on Interstate 5 beginning in late May.
District Attorneys from Douglas and Josephine County will work with the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office as there will be additional charges and they will all be presented to a Jackson County Grand Jury.
OSP will be working with the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office to provide more information this afternoon.
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