Man killed by police in Grants Pass identified

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man who was shot and killed by police in Grants Pass has been identified as Brandon C. Jones.

Josephine County District Attorney Ryan Mulkins in a statement that the 39-year-old Jones was in the state police office Tuesday in connection with an investigation. Mulkins says an altercation occurred after Jones’s 10:20 a.m. arrival, and Jones was shot.

The troopers involved in the struggle suffered apparently minor injuries. Mulkins didn’t reveal further details on the investigation, including how many troopers were involved.

Oregon State Police didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from the Oregonian/OregonLive.

The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety is leading an investigation of the shooting.