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News Release
Shooting Investigation - 01/19/23

***UPDATE***

The suspect in this case has been identified as 53 year old William Elliott Saffery of Roseburg.  Saffery is currently lodged at the Douglas County Jail and charged with Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing x2, Pointing a Firearm at Another x2, and Felon in Possession of a Weapon.  

The victim was treated at Mercy Medical Center and released later the same day. 

On January 18, 2023 at about 8:40 AM, officers with the Roseburg Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Cow Creek Tribal Police responded to a reported shooting in the 500 block of SE Rose Street. The investigation revealed the incident stemmed from a conflict between two individuals who appear to be unknown to each other; there is no known ongoing threat to the public. The involved victim sustained minor, non-life threatening injuries and the suspect has been taken into custody. The investigation is still active and more information will be released when available.