Deputies kill armed 73-year-old Ashland man during evictionSubmitted by garnet on Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:23
JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — A pair of Jackson County sheriff's deputies enforcing an eviction notice Tuesday in Ashland killed the homeowner — shooting him at least twice when he displayed a shotgun and failed to follow their instructions, Sheriff Mike Winters said.
Earl Harris, 74, of 35 Mistletoe Road, had additional weapons strapped to his body, and several weapons, including a pair of grenades, were found inside the house following the shooting, Winters said Wednesday at a press conference in Central Point.
For Tuesday's forced eviction, deputies went prepared with four sheriff's SWAT team members in addition to the pair of deputies who approached the home, Winters said...
Where does an older person go when they loses their home? That is a question more and more people are having to face. In days past that might mean they would move in with family but with today's families often being far flung and independent that solution is often not possible.