OR State Police: bicyclist shot, wounded on coast
Monday, November 7, 2011
BANDON, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State Police say a 40-year-old man riding his bicycle on U.S. Highway 101 on the Oregon coast was shot in the leg. A 70-year-old man has been arrested.
State police Sgt. Teresa Bowersox said troopers responded Monday afternoon to a report of an auto vs. bicycle collision, only to find out they were dealing with a shooting.
The sergeant says Jeremy Platz of Bandon was taken to a Portland hospital, where he was reported in stable condition with a non-life-threatening injury.
The Coos County major crimes team has arrested Robert Melvin Walker of Bandon for investigation of attempted murder and assault. He was booked into the Coos County Jail.
Sgt. Bowersox declined to say exactly where the shooter was when the bicyclist was hit or whether the two knew each other. She says the weapon was a handgun.