UPDATE: OSP identifies person shot & killed by police outside Cascade Middle School

Charles Frederick Landeros of Eugene was the person killed in the officer-involved shooting Friday morning at Cascade Middle School.

Posted: Jan 11, 2019 11:09 AM
Updated: Mar 5, 2019 12:03 PM

UPDATE: Charles Frederick Landeros, 30, of Eugene was the person killed in the officer-involved shooting Friday morning at Cascade Middle School.


A suspect was shot by police after a report of shots fired at Cascade Middle School Friday. A suspect was shot by police after a report of shots fired at Cascade Middle School Friday.

UPDATE: Hours after a fatal officer-involved shooting outside Cascade Middle School, students are being released.

Parents are picking up their children at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 1760 Echo Hollow Road.

Students were being ushered across Echo Hollow Road to reunite with their parents and guardians. 

Multiple sources reported the man's body was under a yellow tarp at the scene.


1:30 P.M. UPDATE: Police responded to a custody dispute at Cascade Middle School at about 10:27 a.m. Friday, Eugene police said.

As officers were escorting the person from the school, they produced a firearm, and a struggle ensued.

During the struggle the suspect was shot and killed by police outside the building.

Police said students, staff and officers are safe and unharmed, and police remain at the scene.

During the incident, the school initiated lockout procedures, and students will remain at the school until 3 p.m.

Police urge residents to avoid the area and roadways near the school to keep them free for emergency responders.

The Interagency Deadly Force Investigation Team has been called in and is investigating.

For updates, visit the Bethel School District website.


1:15 P.M. UPDATE: Multiple witnesses say there is a body under a yellow tarp at the scene.

A Bethel staff member said the suspect was shot and killed by an officer. 


1 P.M. UPDATE: Cascade Middle School students will remain in school through the rest of the day after a shooting outside the building, according to the Bethel School District website.

Police said they want more time to investigate before releasing student.

All students are unharmed, but the school is on lockout with all exterior doors locked and secured.

Police said there was an officer-involved shooting, and there is no ongoing threat.

When the school day ends at 3 p.m., students will be released through side exits. The front parking lot at the school is closed, and the pickup point for students will be St. Mark's Catholic Church, 1760 Echo Hollow Road.

Parents or guardians picking up their children will need to fill out a reunification form.

The district asks parents to not call or come to the school.


12:30 P.M. UPDATE: A witness is being questioned by police, and she says a confrontation preceded the shooting.

The initial call came in at 10:44 a.m.

The school district is currently feeding the students.


12:15 P.M. UPDATE: The suspect in the shooting incident at Cascade Middle School was shot and killed, a Bethel staff member said. That information has not been confirmed with police at this time.

No faculty, staff or students were hurt.

Police said they want people to avoid the area.

City officials are asking parents to check the Bethel School District website for information about pickup.

Students will be released through the side exits. Bus riders will board their buses at their usual locations. The pickup point for students will be at St. Mark's Catholic Church. They will not be released early, so police have more time to investigate.

Willamette High School's lockdown only lasted 15 minutes.


11:30 A.M. UPDATE: Eugene police say students at Cascade Middle School are safe after a suspect was shot Friday.

One witness said they heard what sounded like five gunshots.

The school's website said its doors were locked and they are currently keeping students in their classrooms at the request of Eugene police. All students are safe and unharmed and students will remain in their classrooms until further instructions.

One man said his wife works in the kitchen and texted him just before 11 a.m. saying that there was a shooter in the building. 

Another man, whose daughter is at nearby Willamette High School, said his daughter texted him telling him they were on lockdown, and they had barricaded the doors to her classroom.

Malabon Elementary School was also on lockdown earlier in the day.

Stay with KEZI 9 News for updates.

The following is a transcript of the statement provided by Eugene police Lt. Jennifer Bills:

"The Inner Agency Deadly Force Investigation team will be coming to take over this investigation. If you're a parent, I ask that you stay home or contact your child via phone or text but don't come to the area because we have a lot of law enforcement and a lot of different assets that will be coming in. The school is on lockout, which means that no one will be allowed inside the school for a period of time. Students are locked inside their classroom. Again, students are safe. This is currently under investigation. Those are the details I can tell you right now. We will be working with the school system for how we're going to release students at the end of the day or perhaps earlier. But again, that'll be a decision made by the school, not by the police department. We'll be working with them to keep folks posted on that. The main thing is right now, all the kids inside the school are safe. Law enforcement is in the area and the investigation is starting. No students were harmed whatsoever."

EUGENE, Ore. -- Police and paramedics are on scene at Cascade Middle School in Eugene, and a witness reported hearing what sounded like five gunshots.

Crime scene tape is visible along the front of the school on Echo Hollow Road.

There is no word yet on injuries.

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