Single shot killed Medford man

A single gunshot to the upper chest, but not the heart, killed a Medford man who police say was trying to force his way into a White City home Monday afternoon, a coroner's report has determined.

Andrea Carlson, spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Department, said 49-year-old Mark Anthony Corsbie was shot either inside or at the doorway of 7898 Andrea Drive.

Blood splatter on the door is an indicator of the approximate spot where Corsbie was shot, Carlson said.

The wound wasn't immediately fatal and Corsbie staggered backward off the porch before falling some 20 feet away on the front lawn, Carlson said.

Corsbie had pounded on the front doors of at least two other homes on Avenue E before he arrived at the Andrea Drive residence.

When the daughter of the resident opened the door, Corsbie attempted to force his way inside, Carlson said. The woman's 12-year-old son was also in the home.

At that point, the 66-year-old resident, the father of the woman, fired a single shot from a .357-caliber revolver at Corsbie, striking him in the upper torso, Carlson said.

Sheriff's investigators are trying to determine if drugs played a role in Corsbie's behavior. A toxicology report will take about eight to 12 weeks to complete.

The autopsy was conducted Tuesday.

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