Friends: Man killed by Medford police was Marine veteran

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Friends say a man shot to death after he opened fire on Medford police was a veteran of the Marines who served in the Gulf War.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports 15 people gathered Wednesday at a memorial service for 52-year-old Stephen Andrew McMilon.

Police say McMilon was waving a shotgun and also armed with two handguns and a large amount of ammunition when he encountered police on Sunday.

Chief Tim George says he fired at an officer, and two officers fired back.

The Rev. Dan Kinjorski said McMilon had served 19 years. Linda Amble said McMilon was her best friend for 15 years and had been a helicopter gunner. She says he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.


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