Bodycam Footage Of Cops Shooting Suspect With a Knife in Eugene, Oregon


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Eugene, Oregon — On November 30, 2020, at approximately 10:21 a.m., Eugene Police received a report from a Lane County Deputy District Attorney (DDA) that a victim had contacted him via text and reported “He beat me up. He’s here.” The DDA reported the message was from a recent victim from a previous violation of a Pennsylvania Restraining Order against Muhsin Sharif. The DDA reported he had not heard from the victim in approximately 10 minutes and believed she was in an active dispute and unable to use her phone. EPD officers located the address of the victim and made contact. The victim reported Sharif had just left her residence. She stated Sharif may be armed with a knife, had made statements about fighting the police and potentially killing himself if the police were involved. At approximately 11:57 a.m., Eugene Police Patrol units and plain clothes officers located Sharif in the Washington/Jefferson Park and established surveillance there.

At approximately 12:01 pm, Eugene Police officers attempted to contact Sharif in the park and he fled on foot. The foot pursuit tracked westbound along 1st , south then west in the Jefferson Alley, south on Madison and then eastbound into the ally between Builder’s Electric and Oakshire Brewery. During the foot pursuit, Eugene Police personnel observed Sharif was armed with a knife as he ran and heard him yelling “I will kill you” repeatedly as he ran. Officers pursued him with lights, sirens and loud speakers. One officer on recording is heard yelling, “Stop, drop the knife.” After entering the alley between Oakshire Brewery and Builder’s Electric, Sharif ran toward the southeast corner of a parking lot behind Oakshire. Within seconds of running into the parking area, Sharif quickly turned around before advancing toward the first Eugene Police officer that had entered the alley behind him.

Officer Ryan Trullinger, who has been with EPD for four and a half years, observed the parking lot was enclosed, came to a stop in the alleyway several yards from Sharif and began to give him commands to “Stop” and to “Drop the Knife” as Sharif advanced quickly toward him. There was a clear path out of the alley to the passenger side of Officer Trullinger’s patrol vehicle. Sharif ignored Officer Trullinger’s commands and quickly advanced toward the driver’s side of Officer Trullinger’s patrol vehicle. Sharif had the knife raised in his right hand and was yelling at Officer Trullinger. When Sharif reached the front driver’s corner of the patrol vehicle he accelerated toward Officer Trullinger as Officer Trullinger retreated, circling the rear of his vehicle. As Sharif cleared the rear corner of the patrol vehicle, Officer Trullinger fired his Glock 9 mm pistol four times while accelerating his retreat.

Within seconds of Officer Trullinger entering the alleyway, Eugene Police Officer Bo Rankin, who has been with EPD for fourteen years, entered the alleyway and was coming to a stop when he observed Sharif appear from the front driver’s side area of Officer Trullinger’s patrol vehicle. As Officer Rankin exited his patrol vehicle, without having put the vehicle in park, he observed Sharif advancing quickly toward him with the knife raised. Officer Rankin fired his Glock 9 mm pistol four times, nearly simultaneously with Officer Trullinger. Officer Rankin stopped shooting when Sharif fell to the ground. Sharif was struck two times, once in the upper left chest and once in his left hip. Sharif was then transported to Riverbend Emergency Room by Emergency Medical Personnel. Sharif survived the shooting and was booked into the Lane County Jail.

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