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Police believe three suspects involved in homicide on Royal Avenue

Today at about 11:30 a.m., Medford Police officers say that they responded to an assault inside an apartment in the 800 block of Royal Avenue, where the suspect was possibly armed with a firearm. Officers located a deceased male inside the apartment, who appears to have suffered homicidal violence.

Posted: Sep 25, 2021 9:02 PM
Updated: Sep 26, 2021 1:58 PM

UPDATE: MEDFORD, Ore-- On Sunday, the Medford Police Department released more information regarding Saturday's homicide investigation on the 800 block of Royal Avenue in Medford.

Police are now stating that Brycen Scofield and Dylan and Austin McLeod have been arrested as the main suspects in the homicide of 24-year old Aaron Stitt. 

While police officers conducted an investigation, investigators discovered that the suspects made an effort to conceal the victim and clean up the scene.

Medford Police also state that they believe that Stitt was killed earlier in the day on Saturday, after he was invited over to the apartment where Scofield, and the McLeod brother planned to rob him

Detectives believe the victim was murdered with blunt force objects and firearms were recovered from the scene.

An autopsy will be conducted in the near future.

All three suspects are currently facing the same charges including: - Murder 2nd Degree, Robbery 1st Degree, Abuse of a Corpse 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Tampering with Evidence. No bail has been set. 


MEDFORD, Ore-- Today at about 11:30 a.m., Medford Police officers say that they responded to an assault inside an apartment in the 800 block of Royal Avenue, where the suspect was possibly armed with a firearm.

Medford Police Officers state that they arrived to the scene and found a male suspect outside the apartment.

Officers say that the suspect ran back inside to avoid contact with officers, but after officers phoned the suspect, he exited and was detained with out further incident.

Officers located a deceased male inside the apartment, who appears to have suffered homicidal violence.

The scene was turned over to Medford Police detectives who are being assisted by the Oregon State Police Crime Lab.

This is a developing story and we will continue to provide updates on the situation as soon as we learn more information. 

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