KPD questioned persons of interest about fatal shooting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Two men arrested in Eugene last week were also questioned about the fatal Keizer Station shooting on Valentine’s Day night, Feb. 14. Jeff Kuhns, deputy chief with the Keizer Police Department, said officers investigating the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Jerrid Goodpaster went to Eugene the night of Feb. 16. “(They were) looking for two men they had identified as individuals with whom they wanted to speak to with regard to the investigation,” Kuhns said on Feb. 18. “Coincidentally, both men had warrants for their arrest for unrelated alleged crimes. Although both men were taken into custody, they were not taken into custody for any alleged crimes or relation to the homicide investigation. Nobody has been charged with any alleged crimes related to our investigation.” A statement released by the Eugene Police Department on Feb. 17 stated the EPD assisted the KPD “to locate and apprehend a wanted, possibly armed suspect.” A Community Emergency Notification System warning was issued shortly before the arrest since cops were chasing one of the suspects. Kuhns said Feb. 18 the warrants weren’t for KPD or EPD. “We learned they were in Eugene,” Kuhns said. “We called (the EPD) and asked if they would help us. We were all there. We found the house they were at. A car left the house. One suspect was in the car, one...

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