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Man accused of murdering roommate in north Eugene

Investigators said the roommates had fought over living arrangements just before the shooting.

Posted: Jul 6, 2020 11:08 AM
Updated: Jul 6, 2020 12:32 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – A Eugene man is in jail accused of murdering his roommate Sunday night, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office said.

At about 7 p.m. deputies received a report of a gunshot wound at a home on Smithoak Street in north Eugene.

Authorities found a dead man with a gunshot wound. Two other men were at the home.

Investigators said the three men lived together and had fought over living arrangements just before the shooting.

Martin Joyce, 59, was taken to the Lane County Jail on a murder charge.

Deputies will not release the victim’s name until the family has been notified.

The investigation is ongoing, but there is no indication of a continued threat to the community.

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