Shooting Investigation is Now a Homicide

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Shooting Investigation is Now a Homicide


News Release from Medford Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: January 27th, 2018 4:48 PM
Downloadable file: Mugshot: Templeton
Additional Information:

The victim in this morning's shooting investigation has succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at a local hospital earlier today. The victim is identified as 39 year old, Thomas Peterson. The suspect in this investigation, 23 year old Cody Templeton, is now being held at the Jackson County Jail for an additional charge of Murder with no bail. This case will be forwarded to the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.

Victim: Thomas Allen Peterson (39 yrs old)

Suspect: Cody James Templeton (23 yrs old)

MPD Case: 18-1806

Previous Media Release:

Medford Police Detectives are currently investigating a shooting that occurred early this morning at an apartment in the 800 Block of Ellendale Avenue. On 1/27/18 at 1:37 AM, Medford Police Officers were dispatched to an assault with a weapon after receiving two 911 calls. Medford Police Officers were on scene within minutes of the call. Upon arrival, Officers contacted four people inside the residence, including the victim. The victim, a 39 year old male who had been staying at the residence had sustained a gunshot wound to his head. The victim was transported by Mercy ambulance to a local hospital where he is currently in critical condition.

Medford Police Detectives were called out to handle the investigation. The investigation showed that 23 year old Cody Templeton was responsible for shooting. The motive and the events leading up to the shooting are still being investigated. Detectives believe three people had left the location prior to police arriving. Detectives believe these three individuals could be witnesses to the shooting. At approximately 10:00 AM detectives executed a search warrant at the residence. Evidence of drug activity occurring inside the residence when the shooting occurred was located.

Suspect Cody Templeton has been lodged at the Jackson County Jail for one count of Attempted Murder and one count of Assault in the 1st Degree. The Medford Police Department has been assisted by the Jackson County District Attorney's Office throughout this investigation.

The Medford Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding the three witnesses who left prior to police arriving to contact the Medford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (541)774-2230. The victim's name is currently being withheld at this time.

Suspect: Cody James Templeton (23 years old), 800 Block Ellendale Avenue
Charges: Attempted Murder, Assault First Degree
Bail: $200,000
MPD Case 18-1806
Contact Info:
Lt. Justin Ivens MPD
Media Line (541) 774-2234

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