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Update: Jackson County DA Announces Grand Jury Decision in April 30 Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting
Mark Huddleston, District Attorney
Jackson County District Attorney's Office
(541) 608-2903

 Jackson County District Attorney Mark Huddleston announced Wednesday afternoon that the Jackson County grand jury met that day to consider the officer-involved shooting that occurred in Eagle Point in the late evening hours of April 30, 2010. In that incident, ADAM ELSMAN WEHINGER, age 34, brandished a loaded handgun at police officers responding to a report of a menacing with a handgun. He was shot by two of the responding officers and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Huddleston provided detailed information in a news release provided through the below link saying that "the interagency protocols adopted pursuant to SB 111 require that a grand jury make the final determination as to whether the officers' use of force was justified under Oregon law. Huddleston said that in this case the grand jury deliberated less than 5 minutes before announcing their decision that the actions of Detective Biddle (Jackson County Sheriff's Office) and Trooper Lee (Oregon State Police) in this case were fully justified and in compliance with Oregon law."
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