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Woman says ex-boyfriend stabbed in self-defense after assaulting her with bat

Resident says the man showed up at her door with a baseball bat.

Posted: Oct 13, 2019 12:53 PM
Updated: Oct 14, 2019 1:51 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A Eugene woman says her ex-boyfriend showed up at her door and attacked her with a baseball bat before another man stabbed him in self-defense.

The Lane County Sheriff's Office says when they responded to the scene, one man was dead and two people were injured.

This happened Sunday morning on Evergreen Drive near River Road.

The woman says her ex was also armed with a knife.

She told KEZI 9 News that her ex barged into the house and struck her twice in the head with the bat. She said another man, who was in the residence at the time, rushed to her defense and attempted to fight the intruder off.

The woman said the intruder tried to stab both of them and they defended themselves. She and her friend were taken to the hospital with injuries. 

The man who died has been identified by police as Stephen Durkee, 48, of Eugene. There is no indication that there is a continued threat to the community. 

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, and the Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating the death.

Stay with KEZI 9 News for updates. 

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