Man in I-5 Shooting Incident Once Lived in Roseburg

By Jim McCoy Wed 27th June NewsOregon State Policeshootings

Oregon State Police say a former Roseburg man who shot himself in the neck during a traffic stop is in fair condition at a Portland hospital. The State Police said 59-year-old James Harvey Beaver was hit twice.

Police stopped him Tuesday evening on Interstate 5 south of Portland. A trooper says Beaver's license was suspended.The trooper says he wrote a citation and called a tow truck. When it arrived the trooper returned to Beaver's van and found him wounded.

The police said Wednesday that Beaver has no permanent address but does have relatives and contacts in the Portland area. His condition improved overnight. He was listed as in critical condition Tuesday night.

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