Eugene: shots fired, 1 dead in reported burglary
Thursday, February 2, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Eugene police say one person is dead after shots were fired during what was reported as a residential burglary. Police captured a second person in the same neighborhood with the help of a police dog from nearby Springfield.
Police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin said officers responded to a 911 call at mid-afternoon Thursday.
The Register-Guard reports that a woman returning to the home after a brief outing was stopped by police officers. A short time later, she told the newspaper she had learned that her adult son had shot someone. The reported male intruder was found dead inside the house.
Two neighbors said they heard multiple gunshots.
Police provided few details and did not immediately identify those involved.