University of Oregon Political Science Graduate Teaching Fellow Jack Edward McDowellwas taken into custody outside his home at approximately 3:22 a.m. Saturday, according to a press release sent by Eugene Police Department Sergeant Ron Tinseth.
After being awoken by gunfire, four neighbors in the East 18th Avenue and Columbia Street area called 911 and reported hearing gunshots from within McDowell’s home. EPD responded to his home where he was taken into custody. Several firearms were seized from inside the residence.
The investigations have revealed he was allegedly shooting guns into the ceiling of his home. At least 39 gunshots were fired. He is currently lodged at the Lane County Jail on 39 counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Disorderly Conduct 2.