Eugene School Resource Officer Honored

EUGENE, Ore. — An officer earned a high honor for stopping an armed suspect outside of Churchill High School last year. On Nov. 30, Officer Aaron Johns was conducting a traffic stop when the suspect fled into the school’s parking lot armed with two weapons. After a struggle, Officer Johns shot and killed the suspect. … Continue reading »

Shooting near School Ruled Justified

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police say the officer-involved shooting at the Churchill High School parking lot in November was justified. Investigators say the officer struggled and fought with the suspect who was armed. Eugene police say the officer shot once, and then his gun jammed. The officer says he was fixing his gun and struggling … Continue reading »

Local School Safety Plans in Place

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District says a fatal shooting like the one that happened near Churchill High School Wednesday is rare, but it must be prepared, which is why it always has a plan. School district officials say they work to make sure their schools are some of the safest places anyone could … Continue reading »

Witnesses Describe Deadly Shooting

UPDATE (5 p.m. Thursday): Police have released the name of the man who died and the officer involved in the shooting. EPD¬†says the man shot near CHS is Christopher Koziatek. EPD says he had gun knife and hatchet. EPD says the officer¬†involved in Wednesday’s shooting is 40-year-old Aaron Johns. He has been an EPD officer … Continue reading »

Witnesses Describe Shooting Scene

EUGENE, Ore. — Police are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting outside of the Churchill High School in Eugene. At about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, a Eugene police officer pulled over a 44-year-old man on Bailey Hill Road, in front of the Bailey Hill Fire Station and next to the high school. The suspect was riding a … Continue reading »