Date: November 22, 2017
Contact: Lt. Justin Ivens
Public Information Officer
“Your Police – Our Community”
Type of Incident: Homicide (MPD Case 17-27303)
Date of incident: November 22, 2017
Location of incident: 300 Block Chestnut Street, Medford
Victim: Barajas, Christian Miguel (23 years old)
On 11/22/17 at 5:42PM, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Chestnut Street for the report of multiple gunshots heard in the area. Officers were on scene shortly after the initial calls were received. Upon arrival officers located 23 year old Christian Barajas deceased from an apparent gunshot wound lying on the side of the street.
Witnesses in the area reported seeing a dark colored minivan leaving at a high rate of speed north on Chestnut Street towards Meadows Lane. It is believed Barajas was walking on Chestnut Street when this incident occurred.
Detectives from Medford Police Department and the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement Team (MADGE) are actively working this investigation. The Medford Police Department is being assisted by Oregon State Police, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office, and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab.
Detectives are trying to determine if this incident is gang related. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Medford Police Department.