Person of interest in Cave Junction shooting


Dillon James Gomez, 25, has been named a person of interest in the shooting of Eddie Joseph Correia Jr., according to Oregon State Police. Efforts to locate him are currently underway.

They advise, "if you see Gomez do not attempt to contact or detain him." Instead, call 911 or the OSP Southern Command Center.

Early Tuesday morning, OSP Troopers responded to reports of a shooting in the Cave Junction area. Victim Correia, 34, had been shot in the torso, and transported to Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass. He was later transferred to Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford with critical injuries. Correia is also a suspect in an unrelated assault with a gun, where he reportedly pistol-whipped a man in a market parking lot.

The investigation is ongoing with no further information at this time.

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