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Eugene police shoot man while responding to call of physical dispute

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EUGENE, OR (KPTV) -

Officers from the Eugene Police Department were involved in a shooting while responding to reports of a dispute at an apartment early Saturday morning.

The police arrived at the residence in the 3600 block of Village Avenue around 12:51 a.m. Saturday after receiving reports of a physical dispute between a man and a woman.

The caller noted that the man involved in the dispute was intoxicated and that firearms were in the residence.

When the two officers arrived, they encountered a man armed with a gun outside the home. Shots were fired and the man was hit, leading officers to provide medical treatment at the scene until paramedics could arrive.

The man was transported to a local hospital for treatment, and during a news conference Saturday Chief Pete Kerns said the man was expected to survive.

Investigators found that there were two men and two women in the home, and that the man who was shot appeared to be the man who called police.

Chief Kerns said that the number of shots fired was unknown as of midday Saturday, but did confirm that both officers fired shots.

The two officers were not injured in the incident, and both have been put on administrative leave.

Chief Kerns said that a dashcam video was recording but that the vehicle was not parked in a way that showed the scene of the shooting. He added that the officers were recording audio of the incident.

Investigators are still searching for more information on the case, and ask anyone with information to share to call the Oregon State Police at 503-375-3555.

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