Incident: Officer Struck by Gunfire – Suspect In Custody
Location: 1800 Block of Market Street | Springfield
Date/Time: Initial Call – 0809 | Suspect In Custody – 1003
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Completed By: Zak Gosa-Lewis, Public Information Coordinator
NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:
The Springfield Police Department 911 received multiple calls at 8:09 am on August 31, 2023, regarding an adult male breaking items in the street and acting erratically. SPD Patrol Officers responded to the scene and attempted to contact the man who had retreated into a residence.
At 8:36 am, multiple rounds were fired from inside the residence in the direction of the officers. One officer was struck and was able to move out of the direct line of fire. The officer was transported to an area hospital and is in stable condition. A second officer was struck by fragments resulting from the shots and also received care at a local hospital.
Multiple SPD officers responded to the scene. More shots were discharged from inside the residence as officers worked to establish a perimeter. Personnel from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, Eugene Police Department, and the Oregon State Police began arriving at the scene and evacuating residents of neighboring homes. Springfield Police Department SWAT, Crisis Negotiators, and Drone Team were supported by their counterparts from the aforementioned law enforcement agencies in addition to on-scene support from Eugene Springfield Fire.
Crisis Negotiators attempted contacted with the man who was inside of the residence. The man ultimately responded to police direction and was taken into custody without further incident.
Further information will be provided at a later time. If any members of the community have information regarding the incident are asked to contact the SPD Non-Emergency Line at 541.726.3714
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