Teen charged with manslaughter in Eugene killing

Justin Gardner, 17, was found shot to death at 90 Commons Drive Apartments

Zachary Aristotle Beauchamp, 19, was arrested and charged with first-degree manslaughter on Sunday night. (Eugene PD)
Zachary Aristotle Beauchamp, 19, was arrested and charged with first-degree manslaughter on Sunday night. (Eugene PD)

EUGENE, Ore. (KOIN) — A 19-year-old Springfield man was arrested in connection with the killing of a Eugene teenager early Sunday morning.

Authoroties believe Sean Edward Jones, 19, also fired a gun at the scene of the killing. (Eugene PD)
Authoroties believe Sean Edward Jones, 19, also fired a gun at the scene of the killing. (Eugene PD)

Justin Gardner, who had just turned 17 on August 26, was found shot to death at 90 Commons Drive Apartments around 12:30 a.m., Eugene police said.

Around 8 p.m., 19-year-old Zachary Aristotle Beauchamp was arrested and charged with first-degree manslaughter, according to police.

Authorities said Beauchamp and another man, 19-year-old Sean Edward Jones, reportedly fired guns at the scene of the killing.

Jones was recently indicted on weapons charges and a warrant was issued for his arrest. On Thursday, he turned himself in to Eugene Police. No other arrests are expected.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Eugene Police Department at either 541.682.5187 or 541.682.5835.

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