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Authorities Capture Suspect in Tuesday Shooting at Medford Apartment Complex

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Authorities have arrested the suspect in the most recent shooting in Medford that wounded a man on Tuesday.

The Medford Police Department and other law enforcement agencies arrested 37-year-old Michael Joseph Gregory Seems on Wednesday afternoon in relation to the shooting that occurred at an apartment complex in the 2100-block of Roberts Road.

On Wednesday at about 3:30 p.m., 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.

According to MPD, the vehicle briefly eluded the 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. Officers were eventually able to rescue the suspect and assist him up the bank where he was placed into custody.

Michael Seems was lodged at the Jackson County Jail on multiple felony charges including Attempted Murder and Attempted Assault in the First Degree. All known witnesses and participants in this case have been identified and interviewed. The firearm believed to have been used in the shooting has been recovered.

Detectives said the victim in this case is recovering from his injuries. They said the shooting resulted from the victim confronting Seems and two others who were loitering near the back of his apartment.

MPD would like to thank members of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Central Point Police Department and Oregon State Police who assisted in the capture of the suspect.
Posted on 12/7/23 6:44AM by Sam Marsh