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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Police Respond to Shots Fired/Armed Subject call near W. 12th and Lawrence

On July 21, 2020 at 7:09 p.m., police responded to the area of W. 12th Avenue and Lawrence Street for the report of shots fired. Multiple callers also reported a male running through the neighborhood, armed with a handgun. It was the second armed subject/shots fired call EPD has responded to in the last 24 hours. 


The incident was directly witnessed by several bystanders, whom provided police with a d...escription of the shooter. The suspect, Chet Jones Reeves, age 39, was located in the 400 block of W. 12th Avenue. Reeves had concealed the firearm in his waistband and was initially non-compliant with officers. Reeves was safely taken into custody and a second subject was briefly detained and later released. 


Officers recovered the firearm, along with multiple spent shell casings. There were no injuries or damage reported. Reeves was lodged at the Lane County Jail and charged with unlawful use of a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, reckless endangering, and disorderly conduct. 


On July 21, 2020 at 12:54 a.m., EPD responded to the Lane Tower Apartments for the report of shots fired and arrested 29-year-old Elliot Michael Chisholm on multiple charges related to discharging a firearm.

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