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Eugene man who shot at police sentenced to nine years in prison

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A Eugene man found guilty of trying to kill a police officer will spend nine years in prison.

Posted: May 26, 2021 1:30 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – A Eugene man found guilty of trying to kill a police officer will spend nine years in prison, a judge decided Wednesday.

Jordan Wilson, 56, will spend three years on post-prison supervision when he completes his prison term. Lane County Circuit Court Judge Charles Zennache also ordered him to forfeit the gun that was involved in the shooting.

On Friday, a jury found Wilson guilty of second-degree attempted murder with a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon with a firearm.

The charges stem from an incident in July 2020, when officers responded to reports of a man menacing another man with a gun at a Eugene residence. Police said Wilson then ran to his home on Chambers Street. When police got there, Wilson opened his door and started to shoot at officers. Officers shot back but there were no injuries on either side.

SWAT and the crisis negotiation team worked with Wilson to take him into custody.

In a separate Lane County court case, Wilson faces charges of kidnapping and sex abuse and has pleaded not guilty to those charges. That case is scheduled to go to trial in late June.

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