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At 3:29 p.m. on February 7, callers reported shots fired from a blue Ford Explorer in the Willagillespie Elementary School parking lot. Two vehicles were involved in the incident and the suspect vehicle from which shots were fired fled northbound on Delta. Eugene Police patrol and detective units responded to the incident.  

 A short time later the Explorer was spotted by Eugene Police and the Lane County Sheriff’s Office. A pursuit ensued until the vehicle attempted to drive across a field and into a creek near Greenhill north of Royal. The three Explorer occupants were compliant and subsequently arrested with charges as below.  

 There were faculty members and some children on the property during the incident, but no injuries were reported from the shots fired. Some vehicles in the lot were struck by bullets. EPD’s Major Collision Investigation team and Forensic Evidence Unit responded to aid Eugene Police Investigations with the case.


  • Driver – Alexander Thomas Mullins, age 19, of Portland: Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use Weapon, Reckless Endangering, Elude Vehicle, Tampering with Evidence
  • Front Passenger – Male, age 17, of Portland – Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Reckless Endangering, Tampering with Evidence, Unlawful Purchase Firearm,
  • Back passenger – Isyk Paul Bartlett, age 20, of Eugene – Parole Violation

Case 24-01878

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