Christopher Lee Koziatek Killed by Eugene Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
1850 Bailey Hill Rd
Mapping Police Violence:

Officer Aaron Johns, age 40 and a 15-year veteran of the Eugene Police Department, stopped a red Honda mini-bike at the Fire Station driveway on Bailey Hill Road. During the initial encounter, the officer removed a large knife and a hatchet from the mini-bike's rider, Christopher Lee Koziatek, age 44, of Eugene. During the officer's initial contact with the suspect, the suspect ran from the officer and the officer gave chase on foot to the southeast side of Churchill High School. The officer called for emergency back-up and a lockdown of Churchill High School. The officer caught the suspect, who physically resisted and assaulted the officer while also armed with a handgun. The suspect was shot by the officer. Responding officers provided emergency medical aid, and Fire/EMS arrived. The suspect died on scene.

Victim's Name: Christopher Lee Koziatek

Agency Responsible: Eugene Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 44

Race: White

Date of Death: November 20, 2013

County: Lane

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Justified

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Unknown

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Geography: Suburban

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