Police: man fires at Ore. bike path walkers

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Associated Press

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 20 at 12:32 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Police in the southern Oregon city of Medford say they've arrested a transient accused of firing a .44-caliber black powder revolver at young people walking on a bike path, causing minor injuries to two of them.

Lt. Mike Budreau said an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old woman reported they were walking Tuesday with a friend when they encountered a man who threatened them. They told police the man started shooting at them when they tried to ignore him and walk away.

Budreau says the young man and woman were hit and bruised but not seriously injured. The trio started running and got away.

Police found a man holding a handgun and arrested him. They recovered two .44 caliber black powder revolvers.

Police say 53-year-old Joseph Matejko was arrested for investigation of attempted murder and second-degree assault.

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