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Witness: Person killed by police was shot in front of daughter

Charles Landeros was a former University of Oregon student and an activist.

Posted: Jan 13, 2019 12:15 AM
Updated: Jan 16, 2019 3:27 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon State Police identified the person shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting at Cascade Middle School as Charles Frederick Landeros.

The 30-year-old was a former University of Oregon student and an activist. 

KEZI 9 News interviewed Landeros in October of 2017, when they and others held a student protest that interrupted what was supposed to be President Michael Schill's annual address at the University of Oregon.

Landeros was killed during a shooting Friday morning. Eugene Police said they were called out to Cascade Middle School at around 10:30 a.m. for a custody dispute with Landeros. They began escorting Landeros back to their truck, when police said Landeros pulled out a gun and, after a struggle, was shot by police.

An eyewitness to the shooting said Landeros was shot in front of their daughter.

The Interagency Deadly Force Investigation team is reviewing what happened.

Eugene Police Chief Chris Skinner commented on the investigation Saturday. He wrote on Twitter:

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