Sheriff: Shady Cove shooting believed to be in self-defense

(Jackson County Sheriff's Office)

The man who shot another man near Shady Cove did it in self-defense according to detectives.

On Wednesday, Jackson County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of shots fired in the 2500 block of Indian Creek Road in Shady Cove.

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Deputies arrived to find 37- year-old Toby Tyler Bicknell, a transient had been shot in the hip. Bicknell was later transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center by Mercy Flights helicopter.

JCSO detectives say before the shooting Harris and Bicknell were involved in an argument. Harris then shot Bicknell in the lower abdomen/hip area with a 9mm handgun. Harris had reportedly pointed the gun toward another person present at the scene before leaving the scene.

Bicknell is currently being treated for his injuries at Rogue Regional Medical Center. He was cited and released at the hospital for a court warrant out of Butte Falls.

The district attorney's office will be reviewing the case for additional charges against both Harris and Bicknell.

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