October 22 2017
CRESWELL, Oregon -- A Creswell man is accused of attempted aggravated murder and other charges after authorities say he shot an Oregon State Police trooper Tuesday during a traffic stop.
Edward P. Dungan, 30, is also accused of unlawful use of a weapon, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, attempt to elude a police officer and reckless driving stemming from the attempted stop near Oregon 99 and Davisson Road in the Creswell area, according to the Lane County Sheriff's Office.
Dungan was stopped because he was in a reported stolen car, state police said. The injured trooper, identified in court documents as senior trooper Gerald Ellis, was shot in the vest and is expected to survive, state police said.
Ellis at some point shot at Dungan, but didn't hit him, according to police.
Ellis, an eight-year veteran assigned to patrol in Springfield, had only minor injuries, state police said. Police believe his ballistic vest saved his life.
Dungan was later arrested. No one else was injured. Dungan is accused of driving a stolen 2013 Toyota Camry, court records show, and a .380-caliber handgun was later seized from him.
Dungan has a criminal history in Lane County dating back to at least 2005, Oregon court records show. He was sentenced in April to 45 days in the county jail and two years of probation for resisting arrest and second-degree criminal mischief.
His criminal history includes prior convictions for attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving, first-degree robbery and failure to report as a sex offender, court records show.