Prosecutors say shooting Eugene intruder justified



EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Lane County prosecutors say a Eugene resident was justified in shooting an intruder suspected of trying to rob him of drugs and cash.

While Tyler Jon Norman was not charged in the Feb. 2 shooting, he did plead guilty Wednesday in Lane County Circuit Court to a separate charge of delivering heroin. He was sentenced to three years’ probation.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Petty Perlow said the shooting of 44-year-old Sawn Connelly of Springfield was a lawful use of force. Connelly had been released from jail four hours before he was killed.

The Register-Guard reports ( ) a second man accused of the home intrusion, Darrin Dubouch, faces robbery and burglary charges.


Information from: The Register-Guard,