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Crime, Law & Justice

Armed Person Fatally Wounded By Eugene Police Identified

Brian Bull

The person shot and killed by Eugene Police outside Cascade Middle School Friday morning has been identified. 

30-year-old Charles Frederick Landeros was allegedly being escorted off the school grounds by officers when Landeros drew a firearm, prompting a struggle. Landeros was shot outside the entrance and died. No one else was injured.

Landeros made headlines in October 2017,   for leading a group of demonstrators into U of O President Mike Schill’s state of the university address. Their disruption caused Schill to cancel his presentation. 

Eugene Police say at the time of Friday's incident, Landeros was involved in a custody dispute. 

Credit Sarah Northrop / The Daily Emerald
The Daily Emerald
A 2017 photo of Charles F. Landeros.

Landeros was also a member of a Facebook group called “Community Armed Self-Defense” which describes itself as quote – “a new liberatory and inclusive space for all oppressed peoples to learn about armed self-defense.” 

The university newspaper, the Daily Emerald, reports that as of 4pm Saturday, the group’s Facebook page is no longer publicly available.

Another Facebook page, Civil Liberties Defense Center, says Landeros was a volunteer, and that its community is “shocked and grieving” over the incident.

Besides being a former U of O student leader, the CLDC described Landeros as a valued community member, veteran and father of two.  A city-data.com database lists Landeros as a licensed pilot and aviation mechanic as well.

The Interagency Deadly Force Investigation Team is reviewing Friday’s shooting, per state law. Its report will then be submitted to a District Attorney, who will determine if the use of deadly force was justified. 

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