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November 20, 2013 at 4:44 PM

UPDATE: Police fatally shoot man near Eugene, Ore., high school

UPDATE: 5:58 p.m. | EUGENE, Ore. — Police in Eugene, Ore., say an officer fatally shot a 44-year-old man Wednesday afternoon near Churchill High School.

Police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin says the man who was killed was armed with a handgun.

Acting police Capt. Scott Fellman says an initial investigation indicates that a school resource officer made a traffic stop involving a motorcyclist in front of a fire station just south of the Churchill campus.
Fellman says the officer then called for emergency cover and for a modified lockdown at the high school.  A call of “shots fired” came a short time later.

The Register-Guard reports that the high school and a nearby middle school and elementary school were briefly locked down. Students were later allowed to leave.

Neither the officer nor the man who was shot was immediately identified.

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EUGENE, Ore. — Police in Eugene, Ore., say an officer fatally shot a 44-year-old man Wednesday afternoon near Churchill High School.

The Register-Guard reports that the high school and a neighboring middle school were briefly locked down. Students were later allowed to leave.

Police say an officer called for emergency cover about 2:45 p.m. and for a modified school lockdown at Churchill. They say a call of “shots fired” came a short time later.

Additional details were not immediately available.

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