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Wanted man shoots himself during police pursuit in Eugene

Victor Burgoyne was taken to a hospital and was declared dead.

Posted: Jun 11, 2020 3:22 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – A wanted man is dead following a chase in Lane County.

Victor Burgoyne, 44, was wanted for shooting into houses in two communities, as well as for other felony and misdemeanor charges.

Eugene officers assisting the Junction City Police Department found Burgoyne in the North Danebo area at about 10:30 Wednesday night.

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Officers attempted to pull him over and a chase ensued.

The Lane County Sheriff’s office used spike strips near Highway 99 and Beltline, and Burgoyne stopped his car a short distance away and shot himself as officers arrived at the scene. The car veered off the road and stopped in the area of Highway 99 North and McDougal Street.

Police said he was taken to a local hospital with a gunshot wound and was later declared dead.

In the early morning hours on Tuesday, Burgoyne allegedly shot into a Junction City home. He was also accused of firing multiple rounds into his girlfriend’s parent’s house in Harrisburg at about 11 p.m. that day.

He reportedly threatened to kill multiple family members and friends if his girlfriend didn’t meet with him, police said.

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