BREAKING NEWS OHA: 301 new coronavirus cases, 2 deaths Full Story

Police shoot at cougar on university campus

One shot was fired at the cougar, but missed, and the cougar then left the area.

Posted: Oct 29, 2018 12:31 PM

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) -- After responding to reports that two cougars were spotted on the Southern Oregon University campus, Ashland police fired a shot at one of the animals, but missed and the cougar escaped, apparently unharmed.

The Ashland Daily Tidings reports that police Chief Tighe O'Meara said officers and SOU campus security responded at about 10 p.m. Sunday to reports of the cougars on the campus. The officers attempted to chase the cougars away by making noise, but were unsuccessful in scaring away the larger of the two cats.

O'Meara then "made the decision that the cat had to be put down as it presented an ongoing danger to the community."

One shot was fired at the cougar, but missed, and the cougar then left the area.

According to the release, the officers involved first ensured that there was a proper back stop immediately behind the target that could safely absorb the bullet.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 9930

Reported Deaths: 213
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah241769
Marion161047
Washington153420
Clackamas82125
Umatilla7166
Union3551
Lincoln3463
Deschutes2110
Lane2083
Malheur1911
Polk15912
Linn1579
Jackson1470
Jefferson1320
Yamhill1328
Klamath1301
Benton935
Morrow931
Hood River880
Wasco881
Josephine521
Clatsop510
Douglas460
Coos420
Columbia360
Lake210
Tillamook140
Crook120
Wallowa100
Curry80
Baker50
Sherman20
Gilliam10
Grant10
Harney10
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Few Clouds
76° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 76°
Corvallis
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 70°
Roseburg
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 79°
North Bend
Few Clouds
61° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 61°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events