17-year-old suspect in Eugene shooting identified, charged as adult

Mason Everett Wood is facing assault, burglary and unlawful use of a weapon charges.

Posted: Sep. 25, 2018 6:40 PM
Updated: Sep. 26, 2018 7:18 PM

UPDATE: The suspect in Tuesday's shooting near Monroe Middle School is Mason Everett Wood, according to information filed in Lane County Circuit Court. He has been charged as an adult.

Wood faces charges of first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and unlawful use of a weapon.

Court documents said the 17-year-old unlawfully entered a home on Bailey Lane with the intent to commit theft.

According to Angela Pershern of the Lane County District Attorney's Office, Wood will be arraigned Thursday morning and will be held at the Serbu Youth Center until his 18th birthday next month. 

Officials at Riverbend Hospital said the 17-year-old victim of the shooting is in good condition. 

A spokesperson for the Eugene 4J School District said neither the victim nor Wood are students in the district. 

Part of the Eugene Police Department's investigation into the shooting centers around a duplex at the Fairfax North Duplexes off of Bailey Lane east of Monroe Middle School. 

KEZI 9 News obtained security camera footage from a neighbor who lives by the duplex in question. In the video, which was taken right before the shooting, someone is seen walking around the back end of the duplex. Twenty minutes later, someone is seen running out of the back door. 

Neighbor Gary Romig, who provided the video, said he believes the video shows the burglary and is shocked that a 17-year-old is the suspect.

"They're so much into their video games and stuff they think that's the answer to their problems is violence," Roming said. 

A woman who lives at the duplex said the victim of the shooting does live at the address.

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EUGENE, Ore. -- The 17-year-old suspected of shooting another 17-year-old near Monroe Middle School turned himself into Eugene Police Headquarters after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The suspect has been lodged at the John Serbu Youth Detention Center on charges of first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and unlawful use of a weapon.

RELATED: Eugene police seek suspect in shooting that put Monroe Middle School on lockdown

Police are not releasing the suspect's name because he is a minor.

The victim is being treated at a local hospital. Police and a bystander provided emergency medical aid, which contributed to saving the victim’s life, police said.

SWAT teams and a bomb squad were called to a home near 14th Avenue and High Street Tuesday afternoon after receiving information that the suspect was in the home.

The suspect likely slipped out before officers arrived, but they were able to contact the suspect at a separate location, police said.

MORE: Parents reunited with kids after lockdown at Monroe Middle School

Police were asking the public to avoid the area of 14th and 15th avenues and High and Mill streets during the search.

Multiple agencies assisted, including the Eugene Police Crisis Negotiation Team, School Resource Team officers and Oregon State Police detectives.

There were no road closures around Monroe Middle School as of Wednesday morning.

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