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Man arrested after shots fired in Eugene

Impairment from drugs or alcohol appears to be a contributing factor, police said.

Posted: Jul 21, 2020 4:25 AM
Updated: Jul 21, 2020 10:41 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A man has been arrested on multiple charges including unlawful use of a weapon after allegedly firing a handgun from the sixth floor of an apartment building.

Eugene police received multiple calls around 12:54 a.m. Tuesday morning about a man firing a handgun into the street at Lane Tower Apartments at 1601 Olive Street. Residents said several shots were fired and a man was yelling from the apartment.

As officers arrived, a resident in the building reported the shooter had exited his apartment and entered the elevator. Officers found the suspect, 25-year-old Elliot Michael Smith-Chisholm, exiting the building still armed with the handgun.

Smith-Chisholm surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident.

Police say Chisholm fired one round from his sixth-floor apartment towards a person standing near his vehicle parked on the street in front of the building.

Impairment from drugs or alcohol appears to be a contributing factor, police said.

Smith-Chisholm was booked at the Lane County Jail on charges of unlawful use of a weapon, reckless endangering, and menacing.

Additional witnesses or victims are asked to contact Officer John Loos at 541-682-5154 ext. 1129.

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