February 28, 2017 10:45 a.m.
A man originally charged with attempted murder after he allegedly fired several shots at another man on Friday afternoon is now facing a lesser count.
At about 2:30 p.m. on Friday police were called to the 300 block of Lane Street just west of downtown after reports came in saying that there had been a disturbance with shots fired. The reported shooter, Jesse Heinecke, retreated into his home when police arrived, leading to a two hour standoff that closed off the neighborhood. After coming out on his porch multiple times, police finally tasered the man and took him into custody.
Court documents obtained by News Radio 1240 KQEN say the man allegedly shot at, was walking towards his home with a laundry basket in his hands when Jesse Heinecke started yelling at him. The victim claims that Heinecke pushed him which led to the second man shoving Heinecke and trying to grab his left shoulder just before the shooting began. The victim estimated that eight rounds were fired at him though he was not hit. A man claiming to be a witness told police he heard one gunshot and then saw Heinecke shoot at the victim three times as the second man was trying to run away. A woman who claims to have witnessed the incident says she saw the two men arguing before a scuffle began. She said that Heinecke’s father got between the two men which led to Jesse Heinecke getting “really mad” and then drawing his weapon and starting to shoot at the second man. That witness believed that ultimately five to six gunshots were fired as the incident continued.
Sergeant Gary Koberstein of the Roseburg Police says there was no
“issue” between the men that led to the altercation. He says RPD is working closely with the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office on the case.
26 year old Jesse Heinecke is now facing charges that include attempted assault in the first degree, menacing, criminal mischief, reckless endangering, and for unlawful use of a firearm. He is being held on $50,000 bail.