Assault, robbery attempt likely drug deal gone wrong, police say

Eugene police responded to an attempted robbery and reports of gunshots at McKenna Estates around 10 p.m. Monday.

Posted: Jun 18, 2019 7:14 AM
Updated: Jun 18, 2019 10:13 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Eugene police responded to an attempted robbery and reports of gunshots at McKenna Estates around 10 p.m. Monday.

At about 11:30 p.m., a viewer said police blocked off areas of the apartment complex.

Police said two men tried to rob another man, assaulting him in the process. The victim is currently recovering at a local hospital from non-life-threatening injuries.

The two men were last seen jumping the fence into Ducks Village.

Authorities said they believe the incident stemmed from a drug deal or some sort of sale gone wrong.

Police urge anyone with additional information to contact them.

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