VIDEO: A.N.T.I.F.A. Member Shot To Death In School After Drawing Down on Oregon Cops
On January 11th Charles Landeros, 30, went to a Eugene, Oregon Middle School where his child was enrolled as a student. He was there in a dispute with his child’s mother. Police were called at approx. 10:30 a.m. and Landeros became disruptive, noncompliant and eventually combative with the officers as they physically removed him from the school.
Lane County District Attorney Patty Perlow cleared two Eugene police officers Thursday that involved in the Jan. 11 fatal shooting of an ANTIFA member in front of Cascade Middle School.
Perlow stated that there’s “no clearer circumstance that the use of deadly force is justified than this.”
Charles Landeros, 30, was fatally shot after pulling a weapon on the officers who were escorting him out of the school.
He belonged to an armed Antifa group that trained “oppressed peoples” in armed self-defense.
Landeros was in the midst of a custody dispute with his ex-wife and was being asked to leave the school after becoming belligerent. Police believe the radical ANTIFA activist showed up at his daughter’s school intending to pick her up.
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Officer Steve Timm shot Landeros, 30, once in the head after Landeros moments earlier pulled out a handgun and fired twice in Timm’s direction. Landeros was struggling on the ground with a second officer, Aaron Johns, when Timm, who had not been injured, fired the fatal shot, according to a news release from Perlow and accompanying body cam video footage released by her office.
The struggle occurred as officers were arresting Landeros for failing to comply with their orders to leave the school. The officers were called to the school around 10:30 a.m. to mediate a custody dispute involving Landeros’ daughter, who happened upon the scene moments before the shooting.
Perlow concluded that both officers acted appropriately in removing Landeros from the school and they had probable cause to arrest Landeros for disorderly conduct and trespass.
“Upon making the arrest, their lives, and the lives of others, were placed in danger by Mr. Landeros physically resisting that arrest, brandishing a firearm and firing it twice,” Perlow said. “It is unknown why Charles Landeros chose to use deadly force in this circumstance. He clearly had no regard for the lives of the police officers or the students or staff present. Including his child.”
She added: “Officer Timm saved the life of Officer Johns, himself and perhaps many others given the number of rounds Charles Landeros had loaded in his weapon. There is no clearer circumstance that the use of deadly force is justified than this.”
Landeros’ child witnessed the entire event. Landeros had many more rounds of ammunition on him, in his backpack and in his car.
Someone using the name Charlie Landeros had made a number of anti-police comments online. “Time to start killing pigs,” was one. He was a military veteran who had participated in protests at the University of Oregon. He had once interrupting a speech by the school’s president.
Perlow said that the magazine in Landeros’ handgun was fitted with a device that expanded its capacity from 18 rounds to 20 rounds. That did not including the chambered round.
The District Attorney said that Landeros had another magazine attached to a gun belt that he was wearing.
Landeros also had on a backpack with more ammunition of a different caliber, Perlow said.
The District Attorney said that the struggle and the shootings all took place in full view of his daughter.