A man who was wanted for a Friday “pistol whipping attack” was hospitalized in Medford following a predawn shooting Tuesday in Cave Junction.
Eddie Joseph Correia Jr., 34, described by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office as a Grants Pass transient, is being treated at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, according to a news release issued by Oregon State Police.
It’s not yet known where in Cave Junction the shooting occurred, how many times Correia was shot or where on the body he was hit.
First responders rushed Correia to Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass before transferring him to RRMC in Medford, according to police.
As of late Tuesday afternoon, Correia remained in critical condition, according to Asante spokeswoman Lauren Van Sickle.
OSP is asking anyone with information about the shooting to call the OSP Southern Command Center at 541-776-6111 and reference case number SP 18-302404.
Jackson County sheriff’s deputies said the shooting appears to be unrelated to a Friday evening attack in which Correia allegedly pistol-whipped a 19-year-old man outside the Wimer Family Market.
The victim, who was attacked just after 8 p.m. Friday, told police he did not know Correia but did know Correia’s alleged accomplice, Lindsay Anne Jordan, 29, who was also accused of striking the victim Friday.
Jordan was booked in the Jackson County Jail on a charge of third-degree assault in the attack but has not yet been charged in Jackson County Circuit Court, records show.
Anyone with information about the Friday night attack is asked to call 541-774-6800 and refer to case 18-16778.
Reach Mail Tribune reporter Nick Morgan at 541-776-4471 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter at @MTCrimeBeat.