Male Arrested after Pursuit and Shots Fired
Last night, one of our officers attempted to stop a vehicle on Crater Lake Avenue, near Temple Drive. The officer heard what sounded like a gunshot before the vehicle eluded. During the pursuit, a shotgun was thrown from the vehicle.
With the assistance of Jackson County Sheriff's Office - Oregon, the vehicle was finally spiked and PIT (Pursuit Intervention Technique) in Prospect.
Anthony Flores, 34 years old, who is a convicted felon, was arrested on numerous charges. The shotgun was recovered and found to have an obliterated serial number.
While the investigation is continuing, officers believe Flores was attempting to hide the shotgun when it accidentally discharged inside the vehicle. We are thankful no one was injured and the suspect was taken into custody.
Great job by all involved.