Military Vet Fires Warning Shot, Gets His AR-15 Taken Away By Police

vetMEDFORD, Ore. — A man uses his firearm to stop a wanted felon and he’s now facing criminal charges.

Medford police say the incident started around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. They responded to an apartment complex on the 2000 block on Table Rock Road for a disturbance call. When officers were on scene, they heard a gunshot and a man running out toward the parking lot.

Police say 40 year-old Jonathon Kinsella, a wanted felon, was running. 36 year-old Corey Thompson told NewsWatch 12, he shot a warning shot at Kinsella because he was trying to break in through his back door.

“This is the end result. You break into someone’s house, there’s consequences,” explained Thompson.

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Thompson says he grabbed his AR-15 assault rifle and told Kinsella to stop near his back door.

“When I’m dealt with a stressful situation, being a veteran from Iraq and the Afghanistan war, it’s natural. I just jump into combat mode. I told him I’m going to give you a warning shot,” said Thompson.

But police say that was not the right move.

“There was nothing that the suspect was doing that was…

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