Sheriff IDs Oregon man who died in 'physical confrontation' with police at a Carl's Jr
EAGLE POINT, Ore. - A man died in a "physical confrontation" with police at a fast-food restaurant in Southern Oregon on Wednesday night.
One of the officers suffered minor injuries, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office said.
The sheriff identified the deceased as 33-year-old Matthew Thayer Graves of Eagle Point.
An Eagle Point Police officer contacted Graves near the Carl's Jr in Eagle Point around 8:42 p.m., the sheriff's office said.
"The contact continued into the restroom of the restaurant where a struggle ensued," the sheriff's office said in a statement. "A second Officer arrived to assist with taking Graves into custody. The Officers continued to struggle with Graves and shots were fired. Graves was pronounced dead at the scene. One of the officers involved sustained minor injuries."
The officers have been placed on paid leave, which is standard protocol in Oregon during officer-involved shooting investigations. Their names have not yet been released.
Oregon law requires an interagency team to conduct an investigation and forward the findings to the county district attorney. It is up to the DA to determine whether officers were justified in using deadly force.