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Identity Of Suspect Remains Unknown As DA's Office Probes Deadly Force Incident

Brian Bull

The Lane County DA’s office is declining to identify a man shot by Eugene Police yesterday.

In an email sent to KLCC, the DA said there are two criminal investigations pending: one involves allegations of domestic violence by the suspect, the other is on the use of force by police. 

Drawing conclusions or releasing information before such investigations are complete are – in their words – “reckless.”

The DA’s office adds that they do not release names of suspects prior to an arrest or determination of charges.

Credit Brian Bull / KLCC
Candles left from a Monday night vigil on the corner of West 2nd and Madison, where the suspect was shot.

The EPD has previously stated the man violated a restraining order and prompted a 911 call when he entered an apartment complex in the Whiteaker area Monday. The domestic violence suspect reportedly advanced on police with a knife, and was shot twice.  His condition remains unknown.

A small vigil was held Monday night at the incident site. People lit candles, while some called for defunding the police.

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Brian Bull is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, and remains a contributor to the KLCC news department. He began working with KLCC in June 2016.   In his 27+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional),  the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from  the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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