Medford Police Investigate Attempted Murder

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Medford Police Investigate Attempted Murder

MPD Case #: 18-9557

On Sunday, May 13th at approximately 3:00pm, Medford Police Officers responded to the Village Apartments in the 700 block of Royal Avenue for a hit and run report. A resident of the apartment complex reported a vehicle had struck three vehicles in the parking lot as it exited. As officers responded they were notified that gun shots had also been heard in the area.

The investigation into the incident revealed 33 year old, Chester Iodence was observed riding a stolen bicycle into the complex parking lot. When he was confronted by the owner of the bike, Iodence armed himself with a large knife. When an additional associate of the victim intervened, Iodence produced a handgun and fired several times at the two. A third associate of the victim was in a vehicle, and Iodence fired four shots into the driverís compartment including two shots through the front windshield. The victim driving the vehicle was not injured. However, as he fled the parking lot in the vehicle, he collided with several parked cars.

All of the involved subjects fled the scene prior to police arrival but have been identified and interviewed.

Iodence has not been located and there is Probable Cause for his arrest. He is considered armed and dangerous. 

Pending Charges:

Attempted Murder x2

Attempted Assault 1 x3

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