The standoff happened around 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening at the 800 block of West 4th Avenue. Officers say Mitchell Levi Ellingson, 49, fired a paintball gun from the porch and front door of the home striking two officers in the upper body and head.
They say Ellingson was intoxicated. Witnesses say he made statements about “committing suicide by cop”.
After about a half hour, police were able to take Ellingson to a hospital for a mental evaluation and then to the Lane County Jail.