UPDATE: Medford Police Chief: Active Shooter Suspect's Name Released

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August 30, 2014 at approximately 6:15 p.m. in the 35000 block of CTH-M in Chippewa County, law enforcement officers arrested 19-year-old Harrison C. Davis of 767 Gibson Street, Medford.

Davis is being referred to the Taylor County District Attorney for 1st degree reckless endangering safety, discharging a firearm in a school zone, and discharging a firearm into a building.

Davis remains in custody at the Taylor County Sheriff's Department Jail.


UPDATE: 8/30/14 7:11 p.m.

Police Chief Ken Coyer of the Medford Police Dept. tells Newschannel 7 that the suspect in the active shooter situation this afternoon is now in custody.

"The suspect is currently in custody in Taylor county jail, where he'll be held for further investigation and questioning," said Chief Coyer.

He says the initial incident was reported at 2:56 p.m. Saturday, for officers to respond to the 500 block of South Park Avenue for shots fired. No one was injured at the home.

Chief Coyer says the suspect then took off in a vehicle away from the city of Medford. The suspect, a 19-year-old male, was found using the vehicle's description at around 6:15 p.m. Saturday, on County M near the Chippewa and Taylor County line, between Gilman and Cornell.

Because of the close proximity to Medford High School and the fact that the suspect was mobile, the school's resource officer was alerted and the school was put on lockdown. The Medford football game was also put on hold at that time, according to the Police Chief. The game resumed around 5:50 p.m.

"Well at the time it was all happening nobody really knew what was going on," said Jeff Hemer, a local resident who was at the football game at the time, "And after hearing what the incident was I think our law enforcement handled it excellent. They were very quick prompt got what they needed done done, and everybody was secured and safe."

At this time, the Taylor County district attorney has been notified by police of the incident, and Chief Coyer says reckless endangerment charges are expected.

Medford Police and Taylor County sheriff's deputies are looking at the circumstances leading up to the incident and this remains and active investigation.


Reports coming into Newschannel 7 say that an active shooter situation within the city limits of Medford put the Medford high school football game on hold and caused the school to be put on lockdown.

At this point, the game has resumed. The Star News in Medford reports police are still looking for the suspect, who is believed to have left the city, but the public is not in any danger.

According to The Star News, Police Chief Ken Coyer says enforcement officers from Taylor County, the city of Medford, and Chippewa County as well as other jurisdictions are continuing to search for the vehicle a white Buick Century with Wisconsin license plate 195-TZT.

If you see this vehicle, you are asked not to approach it, and call 911 immediately.

Newschannel 7 has calls out to the Medford Police Dept. and the Taylor County Sheriff's Dept. We have a crew on the scene. Stay tuned for information as soon as it becomes available.

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