Deputies shoot and kill Cottage Grove man

Deputies say the man came at them with a large knife before they opened fire.

Posted: Aug 24, 2019 8:35 AM
Updated: Aug 25, 2019 5:17 AM

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. -- Lane County sheriff's deputies say they shot and killed a man after he approached and threatened them with a large knife.

This happened around 1 a.m. Saturday in the 37000 block of Row River Road.

Investigators say they received a report of a male and female arguing on the property. After learning the man was in an outbuilding, they used a loudspeaker to order him out.

After several minutes, deputies say, the man came out of the building and advanced toward them with a knife. That's when deputies opened fire, killing the man.

The sheriff's office did not name the man who was killed.

Some neighbors say they aren't surprised by this activity.

Thomas Hans has been living in Cottage Grove for 6 years and he says the further up-river you go, the worse things get.

"Going up-river it gets kind of rough from what I've heard and by the number of police sirens I hear going up there," said Hans.

Other neighbors said that they never see any officers head up-river alone -- always in pairs.

Investigators say that deputies had been on the scene earlier that night for a similar report, but the couple could not be found at that time.

The Interagency Deadly Force Investigation Team is investigating.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 10605

Reported Deaths: 220
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah258070
Marion168350
Washington164520
Clackamas87725
Umatilla7926
Union3611
Lincoln3464
Lane2433
Malheur2231
Deschutes2210
Polk16612
Linn15710
Yamhill1559
Jackson1520
Jefferson1360
Klamath1311
Morrow1091
Benton975
Hood River970
Wasco961
Josephine591
Clatsop540
Douglas540
Coos460
Columbia440
Lake220
Tillamook150
Crook140
Wallowa110
Curry80
Baker50
Sherman30
Gilliam10
Grant10
Harney10
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Overcast
57° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 57°
Corvallis
Overcast
58° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 58°
Roseburg
Overcast
59° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 59°
North Bend
Overcast
58° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 58°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events