Man wounded by Eugene police in critical condition
Monday, February 6, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Eugene police say that a 31-year-old man wounded in an exchange of gunfire with officers is hospitalized in critical condition.
That man was identified at a Tuesday news conference as Mark Richard Jones.
Officer Ryan Molony has been identified as the officer who wounded Jones. The 33-year-old Molony is a seven-year veteran of the Eugene department.
Officers responded Monday to a report of a man running around and waving a gun at the Briarwood Mobile Home Park. Police say gunfire was exchanged when they confronted the man.
No officers and no one at the mobile home park were injured.
Molony is on paid leave pending an investigation by the Interagency Deadly Force Investigation Team.