Police shoot, kill man outside Eugene middle school

Students, faculty and police are safe after a shooting outside Cascade Middle School in West Eugene. A suspect has been shot and killed, Eugene Police said. (SBG)

EUGENE, Ore. - Police shot and killed a man outside a middle school Friday as officers escorted the man from the building and he "produced a firearm," Eugene Police said.

"At 10:27 a.m. today, January 11, Eugene Police responded to a custodial dispute involving an adult male at Cascade Middle School, 1525 Echo Hollow Road," Eugene Police said. "As officers were escorting the male from the school, he produced a firearm and a struggle ensued. During the struggle the subject was shot by police and is now deceased. This occurred outside of the school."

No students, staff or officers were harmed.

Students will stay at school until release at 3 p.m.

The Interagency Deadly Force Investigation Team is investigating. Under Oregon law, IDFIT investigates all uses of potentially deadly force by police.

The investigation is then forwarded to the district attorney to review. The DA rules on whether police were justified in using deadly force.

The identity of the suspect and the officers involved are not yet known.

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