SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Two men are in custody after police responded to a shooting in the parking lot of the Springfield Wal-Mart Saturday afternoon.
Officials at the scene said a man was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds. He remains in serious condition.
Later that afternoon police arrested Anthony Enlow and Cory Monpas, both 20 of Cottage Grove, in connection with the shooting. Springfield Sgt. David Lewis said that both men were acquainted with the victim.
Shortly after the shooting took place, two suspects were seen leaving the Wal-Mart parking lot in a blue Ford Thunderbird.
Troopers stopped the car about 15 minutes later and asked the driver and passenger to put their hands out of the vehicle, Springfield Police Sergeant Rich Charboneau said. The driver sped off while the trooper was waiting for backup to respond.
Police said they eventually found the car on N Street after a short chase. Both the driver and passenger had ran from the car into the neighborhoods nearby.
Police used four K-9 units to search the area, and Sgt. Charboneau said they quickly found one of the men, who they later identified as Anthony Enlow (also known as Anthony Hillenius).
A second suspect ran from the car onto Nighthawk Lane.
After searching the area, a K-9 unit located Cory Monpas hiding underneath a pickup truck canopy that was propped up behind a shed in the back yard of 550 W N. St.
Both men were booked at the lane county jail later that night. Enlow faces assault I charges and two counts of robbery I. Monpas was also charged with two counts of robbery I.
The owner of the house, who simply wanted to be named “Carla,” told our news team she had no idea that the police search had spread to her back yard.
“I came to the deck and there were officers, over the fence, with guns,” Carla said. “Then we heard the dog bark, and they told him to get on the ground. None of us have ever seen him in our lives.”
Investigators closed off N Street between Rainbow Lane and Prescott Drive, the area off of W Centennial Blvd.