Klamath Falls, Ore.– The man suspected of shooting a Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputy in the face… has been captured. According to a press release from the District Attorney, 30-year old William Jack Parkerson was taken into custody overnight. Parkerson is charged with attempted aggravated murder with a firearm, and assault in the first degree with a firearm. The shooting happened yesterday afternoon during a routine traffic stop. The deputy was shot in the face and in the side. He was taken to Sky Lakes… and then flown to Oregon Health Sciences University, or OHSU in Portland, where they have head trauma specialists. The unidentified officer is in serious but stable condition. Parkerson had been released from prison earlier this year and has not reported to a parole officer since his release.
Investigators are still looking for Parkerson’s black 1989 Jeep Cherokee with Oregon plate number ZFQ 270.
Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah said, “Everyday the dedicated men and women of the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office go out to protect our community. The family of the injured Deputy and the employees of the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office want to thank all the members of the Major Crime Team and all public safety agencies in Klamath County. The Deputy is supported by the brotherhood of the law enforcement community that have come to assist in locating the suspect. I’d like to thank the Jackson, Modoc, and Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Offices, California Highway Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Federal Marshall Service, and Air Medical Services (Emergency Airlift).”