Police: 2 officers shoot, injure man in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Two Eugene police officers shot and injured a man while responding to a physical dispute at an apartment early Saturday.

Police Chief Pete Kerns said at a news conference Saturday that the man has been in intensive care at a local hospital but is expected to survive.

The chief says a man called 911 before 1 a.m. to report another man was drunk and hitting his girlfriend. The caller said there were firearms in the apartment.

When officers arrived, they confronted a man outside who was holding a gun and is believed to have called 911.

Kerns said both officers fired and the man was struck but he did not provide details about what led to the shooting or what happened inside the apartment.

Kerns didn't say how many shots were fired.

The officers were not injured. They will be placed on administrative leave, as is routine in such cases.

No arrests have been made.

KGW


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