EUGENE—Earlier today, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at the 500 block of Clairmont Drive in north Eugene.
A deputy approached the vehicle and the male suspect, later identified as Robert Martinez Jr., 42, whose last known residence was in Deadwood, exited the car from the driver’s side and was uncooperative with the deputy.
Martinez, who was in possession of a firearm, was shot by the deputy and subsequently transported to the hospital for medical attention.
Martinez was later pronounced deceased.
The incident is being investigated by the Lane County Interagency Deadly Force Investigation Team (IDFIT) and is ongoing.
The passenger of the vehicle is cooperating with authorities and has not been charged with any criminal offense.
Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, the passenger is not being identified at this time. There are no outstanding suspects in this case and there is no indication that there is an ongoing threat to the public in connection with this case.
An update will be issued after the District Attorney’s Office has reviewed the case.