Man arrested following shooting death of security guard

October 6, 2018

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 30-year-old man following the shooting death of a 69-year-old man working as a private security guard in Eugene.

Eugene police say officers arrested Thomas William Copeland Friday evening in Harrisburg. He was being held Saturday in the Lane County Jail on a felony murder charge.

Police say Frank Ledgett, of Springfield, was found dead in a parking lot Friday morning. Authorities say Ledgett was working as a security guard on the commercial property before the shooting.

It’s not clear from online records if Copeland has an attorney.

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