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Deputies still seeking suspect in shooting near Florence

Detectives say Gene Manuel Joseph is considered armed and dangerous.

Posted: Aug 6, 2019 12:22 PM

FLORENCE, Ore. -- Lane County deputies are still looking for a man accused in a shooting on the Oregon Coast last month.

Gene Manuel Joseph, 35, is believed to be in Lane County, most likely in the Florence area.

Deputies said they responded to Peace Harbor Hospital on Monday, July 29, at about 5:50 p.m. where a person was being treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.

Authorities said the person had been shot earlier in the day in an area south of Florence off Highway 101.

Joseph is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and may have a long, black beard.

He is considered armed and dangerous, and you should not attempt to contact or apprehend him.

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who has seen him or knows where he is to call 541-682-4141.

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