Police kill S. Ore. gunman who wounded agent



MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — Witnesses say a gunman charged into the office of a Southern Oregon real estate agent he blamed for breaking up his marriage, chased the man outside and shot him.

Then, the witnesses tell the Roseburg News-Review (http://bit.ly/oZzf8Z ), the gunman told police in Myrtle Creek to “just shoot me. Kill me.”

When it was over Wednesday, 58-year-old John Bocock of Myrtle Creek was dead. A witness says police yelled at him 20 to 25 times to drop his weapon, but he wouldn’t.

The real estate agent, 51-year-old Vince Lytsell, was in the hospital, reported in fair condition with a wound in the abdomen.

The sheriff’s department says officers involved in the shooting are on leave, and the district attorney expects to give the case to the grand jury next week.


Information from: The News-Review, http://www.nrtoday.com