02/10/2024 – LCSO Case #24-0699 – Assault Suspect Arrested after Shooting in Glenwood
On Saturday around 12 p.m., Deputies were at McKenzie Willamette Hospital on an unrelated case when a nurse advised there was a victim with a gunshot wound that was being transported to the ER. The victim had sustained life-threatening injuries from a high-powered air rifle. Several witnesses arrived with the victim and cooperated with the investigation.
The incident had occurred in a gravel area east of Henderson Avenue and E. 24th Avenue, Eugene. Deputies responded along with Oregon State Police, Springfield Police with a K9, and Eugene Police. They were able to locate the suspect and monitor his movements with a Sheriff’s Office drone. Deputies, troopers, and officers moved in and safely arrested the suspect without further incident. He was later identified as Robert Lyle Piper, 66, of Eugene. He was lodged at the Lane County Jail for Assault in the First Degree. Additional charges may be filed as the investigation is ongoing. The victim is in stable but critical condition. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150, option 1.
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Oregon State Police, Springfield Police Department, and Eugene Police Department for their quick response to assist our deputies.