SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Early Saturday morning, SPD Officers were called to the 4100 block of Bluebelle Way in Springfield. Officers contacted Casey Carlson who was found in the street with a gunshot wound to his thigh. Upon further investigation it became apparent Carlson had actually used the weapon in a robbery attempt.
Detectives found Carlson had forcibly entered the residence and produced a weapon. An occupant of the residence physically resisted Carlson and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the weapon discharged striking Carlson on his right thigh. The homeowner received minor injuries.
Carlson was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and underwent surgery.
Charges are pending and the investigation is continuing.