Man found fatally shot on lawn in Eugene neighborhood


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EUGENE, Oregon — Police say one man died and another was taken into custody after gunfire in the Santa Clara neighborhood of Eugene.

KVAL-TV reports ( ) that Lane County deputies took Brian Irving Sears to the sheriff's office for an interview after Friday's shooting, and he was booked early Saturday on a murder charge.

Police responded to the scene after getting a report of a dispute involving gunfire. The victim was found dead on a front lawn.

The Register-Guard reports about 20 people were at the scene Friday evening. Neighbor Deanna Thomas said she heard a lot of gunshots and screaming.

When Thomas got outside, she said she saw a man in handcuffs who was telling a law enforcement officer that he was just defending himself.

Information from: KVAL-TV,

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