ASHLAND, Ore. — A man shot and killed a cook at an Oregon lodge in an apparent random attack that ended with the suspect firing shots at Interstate traffic before a pickup hit and killed him.
An early Saturday morning homicide and apparent robbery at Callahan’s lodge in Ashland sparked simultaneous crime scenes after the man believed to have killed cook Ryan Bagley reportedly opened fire on traffic driving on southbound Interstate 5 near the California border.
The chaos ended when a motorist whose pickup was apparently struck by bullets ran over the shooter, according to Oregon State Police and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reports say
Deputies and Oregon State Police officers found the man dead on the highway with a gun on the ground nearby, sheriff’s officials said.
The suspect parked his car diagonally along the freeway, exited and shot at oncoming cars, sheriff’s officials said. The man was run over by a car he shot at shortly before 7 a.m. The driver called 911 and reported he had hit a man who was firing at his car, officials said.
Motorists called 911 at 7:30 a.m. Saturday to report a man firing shots at vehicles.
There’s no sign Bagley knew the shooter, according to a release from Sheriff’s Sgt. Julie Denney.