Lane County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Shooting Suspect 7-31-19

Incident at Peace Harbor prompts investigation

July 31, 2019 — Lane County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is seeking assistance in locating a shooting suspect in Florence.

On Monday, July 29, at 5:50 p.m., LCSO responded to PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Hospital in Florence regarding a gunshot wound victim who was reportedly shot in the leg earlier in the day in an area south of Florence off Highway 101.

Detectives responded and their investigation has identified 35-year-old Gene Manuel Joseph from Florence as a suspect in the shooting.

Gene Manuel Joseph

Joseph is described as a white male standing 5’10” tall and weighing approximately 200 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, and may have a long, black beard.

LCSO is asking anyone who has seen Joseph since Monday or knows where he is to call 541-682-4141.

Do not attempt to contact or apprehend Joseph as he is considered armed and dangerous.