At 2:36 p.m. today, December 3, Eugene Police responded to a reports of shots fired related to a possible domestic incident at a residence in the 2600 block of Hawkins. There were multiple teams responding due to information about shots fired. Traffic was blocked to restrict travel in the area for safety reasons, as well as to allow access to teams. These included EPD Patrol, Crisis Negotiation Team, Metro Explosives Disposal Unit (for robot) and the Drone Team, Animal Services, and K9 team. Eugene Springfield Fire EMS was called to stage for possible medical needs.
Crisis Negotiation attempted to make contact without success. Police conducted hails inside the home and a family member living in the basement was able to exit the home safely with no injuries. Due to concern of injured people possibly being inside, SWAT entered the home and located two deceased individuals just before 5 p.m. The scene has been turned over to the EPD Violent Crimes Unit to investigate. EPD will not be able to release identification of the two deceased individuals. There are no outstanding suspects or threat to the neighborhood.
On December 7, 2020, EPD released the names of the involved, deceased family members:
Sheila Marleen Phillips, age 43, mother
Hunter Ray Phillips, age 21, son
Eugene Police extends condolences to the involved family and friends.
If anyone has information in this case they are asked to contact Detective Jennifer Curry, 541.682.5166.