One dead after home invasion in Eugene

When police arrived, they found the suspect inside the apartment and tried to perform CPR, but he was already dead.

Posted: Oct 18, 2021 7:44 AM
Updated: Oct 18, 2021 7:47 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- An alleged burglar was shot and killed after entering a south Eugene apartment early Monday morning, Eugene police said.

The Eugene Police Department responded to reports of a burglary in progress around 3:40 a.m. at South Crest Apartments on Donald Street. According to officials, neighbors called 911 to report gunfire before patrol officers were able to arrive on scene.

When police arrived, they found the suspect inside the apartment and tried to perform CPR, but he was already dead.

A man and a woman live in the apartment. Officials said it was the man who pulled the trigger on the suspect. Both of the residents of the apartment were cooperating with police.

Violent crimes detectives have been notified and are investigating the incident. There is no ongoing threat to the public. 

This is a developing news story.

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