9:03pm- On March 26th at approximately 5:45 PM, Stephen Bryce MURPHY was taken into custody and subsequently lodged in the Josephine County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Firearm, four counts of Reckless Endangering, Reckless Driving and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.
On Tuesday, Oregon State Police Grants Pass patrol troopers and Oregon State Police Major Crimes detectives from Central Point responded to the report of a shooting incident which occurred in the area of milepost 21 on Riverbanks Road just outside of Grants Pass.
Initial information obtained by investigators indicates that Peter A. Harrod, age 23, from Eagle Point, was a passenger in a vehicle traveling westbound on Riverbanks Road, when he was shot by a subject later identified as Stephen Bryce Murphy.
HARROD was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center where he underwent surgery for injuries sustained from the incident. HARROD is currently listed in serious but stable condition. MURPHY fled the scene.
This evening Murphy was taken into custody. No details from Oregon State Police were provided as to the details of his apprehension and arrest. All questions are being referred to the Josephine County District Attorney.