Shooting Suspect Arrested
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that Gene Joseph, the 35 year old suspect in a shooting that occurred in the Florence area on 7/29/2019, was located and arrested last night with the assistance of the Florence Police Department, the Oregon State Police, and the Tribal Police. Joseph had changed his appearance significantly and was reportedly hiding in various locations in the Florence area after the shooting, including the residence he was located and arrested at last night.
Joseph was transported to the Lane County Jail and charges with Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Weapon, Assault in the Fourth Degree Menacing. He is scheduled to be arraigned today.