Police fatally shoot man near OSP office in Grants Pass

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Troopers suffered minor injuries, suspect died at scene

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say a man who was shot and killed by police in Grants Pass has been identified as Brandon C. Jones.

Josephine County District Attorney Ryan Mulkins in a statement that the 39-year-old Jones was in the state police office Tuesday in connection with an investigation. Mulkins says an altercation occurred after Jones’s 10:20 a.m. arrival, and Jones was shot.

The troopers involved in the struggle suffered apparently minor injuries.

Details on what happened were not immediately divulged, but Rep. Carl Wilson, R-Grants Pass, said the state police likely saved lives.

“The quick and heroic action of dedicated OSP Troopers saved lives and protected the public today,” said Wilson, who is the House Republican leader.

A witness told the Daily Courier, a Grants Pass newspaper, that the person who was shot had a gun. The unidentified witness said she was in a church complex adjacent to the state police station when she saw a man walk into the station and then heard four gunshots.

Oregon State Police didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from the Oregonian/OregonLive.

The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety is leading an investigation of the shooting.

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