Investigation Reveals False Claims by Bandon Man Shot by Police

The Coos County District Attorney released the results of an autopsy performed on 65-year-old Robert Charles Foster who was fatally shot by police on Saturday. Paul Frasier said Foster was shot six times after he allegedly fired a round from a shotgun toward police. In the release, Frasier stated that the representations that Foster had made about being a Vietnam War Veteran and having PTSD were false.  Family had indicated to police he had never joined the military. In addition, Frasier called representations by Foster that he served as a corrections officer in the California prison system were also false. Frasier stated the investigation revealed that Foster had been incarcerated in California three separate times, including once in 1983 when he was convicted of Robbery and multiple counts of Assault with a deadly weapon. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison.  The investigation is continuing however police have completed interviews of eyewitnesses to the death of Foster in Bandon. Foster was shot and killed by police in a field near the Faith Baptist Church on Highway 101 South in Bandon after reporting to police he had explosives in the bed of his truck and firing a gun at police.

This entry was posted on Friday, November 9th, 2018 and is filed under Local News.