Police: 1 Dead, 2 Injured In Gunfire Exchange With Police

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A man is dead, his passenger is in the hospital and a Jackson County sheriff’s deputy is out of the hospital following a domestic violence report Tuesday that ended in an exchange of gunfire in Eagle Point, authorities said.

The Mail Tribune reports Dale Arthur Amstutz-Dunn, 39, died Tuesday at a hospital, and a Jackson County sheriff’s deputy was shot in the chest — and protected by body armor — during a traffic stop, Sheriff Nathan Sickler said Wednesday. A male passenger in Amstutz-Dunn’s SUV is in a hospital after sustaining injuries he is expected to survive, Sickler said.

Sheriff’s deputies and Eagle Point police responded to a domestic violence call at a home involving a weapon Tuesday evening, according to Sickler.

When officers arrived, Amstutz-Dunn had left with a friend in an SUV, and officers pulled over the vehicle minutes later. Sickler said multiple officers were on scene when a shots-fired call came at 7:36 p.m. He did not say what happened before the shooting or who fired weapons. He said Amstutz-Dunn had a handgun at the time.

Sickler provided few details about the initial call saying investigators were still interviewing witnesses.

The name of the deputy involved and the passenger’s involvement in the dispute — if any — will be released later, Sickler said.

Sickler said the injured deputy was released from the hospital Tuesday night after being treated for a minor injury and is “doing well.”