Officer nearly hit by bullet in Lebanon shooting

The patrol sergeant was investigating after a caller reported someone was shooting through their bedroom window.

Posted: Sep 1, 2021 11:41 AM

LEBANON, Ore. – An officer was nearly struck by a bullet coming through a window in a Lebanon shooting Tuesday morning.

Police said it started just before 4 a.m. on the 2200 block of Chelsea Way. A caller reported that someone had shot at their bedroom window.

A patrol sergeant arrived to the scene and was getting a look at the damage when a second shot came through the glass near the officer’s head.

Additional officers arrived to canvas the neighborhood. Projectiles were reportedly found inside a home on the block.

Detectives contacted Daniel Brewer at a nearby home and interviewed him. Evidence of the crime was reportedly found, and Brewer admitted to shooting two rounds using a high-powered pellet gun through his neighbor’s window, police said.

He was taken into custody for four counts of first-degree assault, second-degree assault, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, four counts of reckless endangering, and three counts of menacing.

The department has contacted Brewer in the past in connection with cases dealing with burglary, drugs, and harassment.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 541-258-4318.

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