Suspect released from prison 8 days before deadly stabbing

The suspect in a deadly stabbing Saturday, identified by prosecutors as David Juston Duran, was released from prison just 8 days earlier, according to court and county records. (SBG)

EUGENE, Ore. - The suspect in a deadly stabbing Saturday was released from prison just 8 days earlier, according to court and county records.

Prosecutors identified David Justo Duran, 32, as the suspect in the slaying of 36-year-old Donald Bruce Rivers.

Police say Duran attempted to break into the Washington Street home where Rivers lived. When confronted by Rivers, Duran fatally stabbed Rivers in the neck and chest, according to police.

Two officers later shot and wounded Duran when he refused to drop a knife and a shock from a Taser failed to subdue him, police said.

Duran was sentenced to probation in 2015 after pleading guilty to charges of burglary and menacing related to a domestic violence case, according to court records.

He was sentenced to prison in November 2015 after failing to abide by the terms of his probation, according to court records.

Duran was released from prison June 22 and on probation under the supervision of Lane County. The deadly stabbing took place June 30.

Police continue to investigate the deadly stabbing, and Duran's whereabouts are not known. Prosecutors cited a security concern in not identifying where Duran is being held. He was taken from the scene for medical treatment. He did not appear in a search of Lane County Jail records on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the county's Interagency Deadly Force Investigation Team is investigating the use of deadly force by two Eugene Police officers. Once completed, the findings will be sent to the district attorney for review, as required by Oregon law.

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