A Medford man was shot and killed while trying to force his way into a home in White City. Sherriff spokesperson Andrea Carlson said that the victim had pounded on several doors in the Andrea Drive neighborhood just after 1 p. m. on August 20. According to the report, he appeared to be panic-stricken, telling people that he was being chased.
When he got to the home on 7898 Andrea Drive, the homeowner refused him admittance and fired at least one shot from what was reportedly a .357 magnum, killing the man. Crosby had previously been diagnosed with a mental illness, while he was serving a 6 year sentence for second degree robbery.
The homeowner was not charged in the shooting and Sheriff’s spokeswoman Andrea Carlson said 49-year-old Mark Corsbie of Medford was killed in the incident. The 65-year-old male homeowner was not immediately identified.
Carlson says evidence gathered from witnesses and the homeowner indicates the shooting was self-defense. The case will be reviewed by the district attorney. Carlson says dispatchers received other phone calls regarding the panicked man’s erratic behavior. Other neighbors called regarding a man running down the street, trying to get into homes and saying he was being chased.
Detectives are investigating whether mental health issues, alcohol or drugs were involved.
On August 21, 2012, Dr. James Olson, Deputy State Medical Examiner and Forensic Pathologist performed a forensic autopsy on shooting victim, Mark Corsbie. During the autopsy, it was determined Corsbie was struck with one bullet. The bullet passed through Corsbie’s right hand before striking Corsbie in the upper chest/throat region. The bullet did not exit his body. Dr. Olson determined the cause of death was due to a gunshot wound to the upper chest region. He determined the manner of death to be Homicide.
Homicide is a medical term meaning death caused by another person. It does not imply criminality or intent. This is left to the courts.
At this point there are no charges pending.
The case remains under investigation.