ARREST MADE IN DECEMBER 5TH SHOOTING CASE

News Release from Medford Police Dept.
December 6th, 2023

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Update (12/6; 7:00PM):

On December 6 at about 4:15 PM the Medford Police Dept took 37-year-old Michael Jospeh Gregory Seems into custody in relation to the shooting that occurred yesterday at 2115 Roberts Road. Investigators had developed Seems as a suspect early in this case and had actively been looking for him since yesterday evening. Today at about 3:30 PM, a Medford Police detective spotted Seems as a passenger in a vehicle in Medford and followed the vehicle as it got onto Interstate 5, northbound.

The detective coordinated responding units and police were able to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle in the city of Gold Hill. The vehicle briefly eluded the attempted traffic stop, but eventually stopped on Lampman Road adjacent to the Rogue River. Seems fled from the vehicle, down the embankment and into the river. He became trapped on the rocks, partially in the river, and remained uncooperative with police officers who were negotiating with him to exit the river. ย Eventually officers were able to rescue Seems from the river and assist him up the bank, where he was taken into custody. All known witnesses and participants in this case have been identified and interviewed. The firearm believed to have been used in this case has been recovered. ย Michael Seems will be lodged at the Jackson County jail on multiple charges, including Attempted Murder, and Assault in the First Degree.

The Medford Police Dept would like to thank members of the Jackson County sheriffs department, Central Point Police Department, and Oregon state police that assisted in todayโ€™s capture.ย The victim in this case is recovering from his injuries. This shooting resulted from the victim confronting Seems and two others who were loitering near the back of his apartment.

Previously Released Information:

๐™๐™ฅ๐™™๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š (12/5; 3:30๐™‹๐™ˆ): Multiple law enforcement agencies have concluded the area search in East Medford and the suspect has not been located. MPD is actively working leads to find the suspect. The victim is in stable condition at the hospital.

We can confirm that this incident is not related to the recent shooting incidences. We will provide updates on this case as they become available.

๐™๐™ฅ๐™™๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š (12/5; 1:15๐™‹๐™ˆ): We continue to search for the shooting suspect. Multiple agencies are scouring the area and we have deployed K-9 and drone units.

Schools update from Medford School District 549C: Out of an abundance of caution, North Medford High School, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, and Kennedy Elementary School will remain on secure throughout the remainder of the school day.

The current plan is for a regular release time, and buses will run as scheduled. More details: https://www.medford.k12.or.us/

๐™Ž๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™˜๐™ย ๐™›๐™ค๐™งย ๐™Ž๐™๐™ค๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œย ๐™Ž๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ (12/5; 11:40AM): Multiple agencies are on scene and searching for the suspect in this shooting. The suspect was last seen heading east from the apartment complex located on the Northwest corner of Roberts Road and N. Keene Way Dr.

๐—œ๐—ณย ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ย ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒย ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒย ๐˜€๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ย ๐—ถ๐—ปย ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ย ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜๐—ผย ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒย ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—นย ๐Ÿต๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ. We will provide updates as they become available.

North Medford High School, Kennedy Elementary and Abraham Lincoln Elementary are currently following their SECURE protocol.

Parents of Medford School District 549C students can go here for the latest school updates: https://www.medford.k12.or.us/

๐™ƒ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œย ๐™‰๐™ค๐™ฌ: Weโ€™re currently responding to a report of shots fired at the apartment complex located on the Northwest corner of Roberts Road and N. Keene Way Dr.

North Medford High School, Kennedy Elementary and Abraham Lincoln Elementary are currently following their SECURE protocol.

Please avoid the area if possible. We will provide updates as they become available.

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