ROSEBURG, Ore. - A man who suffered a gunshot wound to the chest in a struggle over a gun Monday night is listed in critical but stable condition at a Portland area hospital.
Police found Brian Claude Thacker, 50, of Roseburg with a gunshot wound to his chest in the front yard of a home on NE Taylor just after 7 p.m. Monday night.
Officers were responding to a 911 call reported a disturbance between a man and a woman.
"I looked out the window, and our neighbors were wrestling in the front yard," Shandy Long, the neighor who called 911, told KPIC News in Roseburg. "They went down to the ground, and the man laid there, and she got up, and I saw that she had a gun in her hand. And she went inside, and he just kind of laid in the yard, and he just kind of rolled around a little bit. We thought maybe they were intoxicated. But she came back out and she kind of kicked him in the foot and she had the gun in her hand still, and she went back inside, and that was when we decided we better call. We didn't know if he was OK or not."
Thacker was taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center, then flown by air ambulance to Portland.
Police contacted Lina Bond, 58, who was still inside the home. She surrendered to police a short time later.
Officer arrested Bond on a charge of first degree assault.
"There had been drinking been going on, and there had been, basically what started as a verbal disturbance had worked its way up to a very serious assault," Sgt. Aaron Dunbar of the Roseburg Police Department said.