CBPD release – A Coos Bay man has been arrested after a fight and shooting in the Empire area of Coos Bay. On January 22, 2024, at 8:38 p.m., the North Coos 9-1-1 Center began receiving calls about a dispute and dog bite in the 800 block of Michigan Ave. Callers reported hearing gunshots, sounds of a fight, and information that a dog may have been shot. Coos Bay Police Department (CBPD) officers responded to the area. Officers found two males with two dogs, including one male and one dog with gunshot wounds. The male gunshot victim was transported to Bay Area Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the dog was removed from the area to seek veterinary care. During the investigation, the officers learned there was a dispute between the two males and 57-year-old Robert Pierce of Coos Bay at the intersection of Michigan Ave and South Main St. During the dispute Mr. Pierce reportedly fired rounds from his gun at a dog that was attacking him, hitting one male and the dog. Mr. Pierce was arrested and transported to the Coos County Jail on charges of Assault 4, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Harassment. This investigation is still ongoing. The CBPD was assisted by the Oregon State Police (OSP), the North Bend Police Department (NBPD), the Coos Bay Fire Department (CBFD), and Bay Cities Ambulance (BCA).