VIDEO: Man Tries To Murder Officers At School, Gets Stopped With Headshot

Charles Landeros fired two rounds as he fought with police outside an Oregon middle school on Jan. 11.

Eugene, OR – The Lane County District Attorney’s Office has released bodycam footage that captured the moment an irate parent tried to murder two Eugene school resource officers as he was being led out of a middle school during a child custody dispute (video below).

Anti-police activist Charles Landeros, 30, was fatally shot by one of the officers during the physical altercation that ensued in front of the school, The Register-Guard reported.

“There is no clearer circumstance that the use of deadly force is justified than this,” Lane County District Attorney Patricia Perlow said in a statement on Thursday, according to KOIN.

Landeros, who had enrolled his daughter at Cascade Middle School one week prior to the altercation, went to the school after he learned that his ex-wife had been there earlier to show administrators her divorce and child custody paperwork, KOIN reported.

She said that Landeros had enrolled their child at the school without her permission, so the school contacted him and asked him to come talk to them about the situation, NBC News reported.

School officials also told Eugene Police School Resource Officer Steve Timm that Landeros would be stopping by, and they asked for his assistance.

Because of the potential volatility of the custody dispute, Officer Timm contacted Eugene Police Officer Aaron Johns, and asked for him to come to the school to assist him.

Officer Johns is also a school resource officer, The Register-Guard reported.

Landeros arrived at the school at approximately 10:30 a.m., wearing a shirt that read, ‘SMASH THE PATRIARCHY AND CHILL,’ and engaged in a “respectful” conversation with Officer Timm, Perlow said.

He ultimately left the office, but stayed in the foyer area just inside the doorway, and began to voice his disagreement with the situation, bodycam footage showed.

“The police do not have jurisdiction over here,” Landeros informed Officer Timm. “If the principal has not asked me to leave…”

Landeros’ daughter then happened to walk into the hallway by coincidence, Perlow said.

“Go! Go! Go!” Landeros yelled to her, as Officer Johns escorted him out the school doors.

Officer Timms advised him that he was under arrest, as Officer Johns pressed him against a wall.

“Let go of me!” Landeros screamed at them.

The irate man then pulled out a 9mm pistol as he and Officer Johns tumbled to the ground.

The suspect fired two rounds, at which time Officer Timm fired one, hitting Landeros in his temple, KOIN reported.

Landeros’ daughter witnessed the struggle, as well as her father’s death, Perlow said.

"Officer Timm recognized that the situation was dangerous and needed to be controlled,” the prosecutor told KOIN. “Both [officers] were in fear of their own death or the death of other bystanders or students in the area. Officer Johns said he knew that if he let go of Landeros’ hand in the struggle, they were going to be killed.”

Landeros’ loaded weapon contained an extended magazine, which allowed him to carry 21 rounds, including one in the chamber, The Register-Guard reported.

He had a second magazine on his belt, and was carrying a backpack that contained more ammunition of a different caliber, Perlow said.

“It is unknown why Charles Landeros chose to use deadly force in this circumstance, but he clearly had no regard for the lives of the police officers or the students or staff present, including his child,” she told KOIN.

“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,” she added.

Officer Timm, 50, has been with the Eugene Police Department for 15 years, while officer Johns, 45, has served the agency for 18 years.

Landeros’ family said they plan to hire experts to carry out an independent investigation into the shooting, and said they are worried that the police may not handle the investigation appropriately because of Landeros’ race, The Register-Guard reported.

(Editor's Note: Landeros reportedly preferred the non-gender-specific pronouns of "them" and "they." His associates' attempts to use these words resulted in a gross abuse of the English language by taking plural words and using them to refer to an individual. Uses of these pronouns have been replaced with male pronouns for clarity purposes only.)

“People of color are disproportionately the victims of police violence,” the family said in a statement through their attorney, Lauren Regan. “We know that Charlie, as an activist against police brutality and a descendant of Mexican and Filipino parents, was aware of this.”

“We do not know…what was going through Charlie’s mind when [he was] shoved out of the door in front of [his] child and pinned to the wall,” the statement continued. “We also do not know why Officer Timm felt the need to aggressively shove Charlie through the door and against the wall…”

“My love for Charlie is forever,” his brother, Joseph, wrote in the statement. “I just want [him] back. This never should have happened.”

According to Perlow, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) received a tip in 2018 regarding some anti-government social media posts Landeros was making, but there was not enough information to substantiate any criminal charges at that time.

About an hour before the altercation at the middle school, Landeros allegedly commented, “Death to all pigs” in response to a Springfield Police Department Facebook post regarding an officer who was fatally shot.

He was also the founder of Community Armed Self-Defense, which focused on providing firearms training to the LGBTQ community and people of color, The Register-Guard reported.

Landeros served in the U.S. Army for six years as a crew chief and helicopter mechanic, and was deployed to both Afghanistan and Iraq, his friend and his ex-wife told the paper.

He was honorably discharged from the military in 2012.

You can watch bodycam footage of the officers’ encounter with Landeros in the video below:

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DK9162
DK9162

They shot him because he was “of color”??? How could the officers possibly have known he was was of Filipino and Mexican descent?? No, they shot him because he pulled a gun and tried to shoot them. Plain and simple.

Jamest1148
Jamest1148

Apparently, he didn't see the "No weapons allowed" sign.

JustanotherLAC
JustanotherLAC

This story can't be real.. Everyone knows that schools have signs that say "No weapons of any kind". That sign is very powerful according to our politicians. So how could he have snuck past that sign with a gun and ammo?? Cmon people, it couldn't have happened.. Duh...... And another thing, I'm pretty sure a school shooting was prevented, The principle should be taking those officers out to dinner.. 😁

Marxest
Marxest

It's a sad situation all around. Child custody issues are very intense and are the root of many violent outbursts. That doesn't justify what Mr Landeros did, but some people could partly empathize with him. (Once again I'm shocked by the lack of empathy) My prayers and thoughts are with Mr Landeros' daughter (her father was killed a few feet away) and the officers who took his life while on duty. I'm sure they never wanted it to go down like that. Horrible situation. That poor little girl, things will be the hardest for her.

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

"(Editor's Note: Landeros reportedly preferred the non-gender-specific pronouns of "them" and "they." His associates' attempts to use these words resulted in a gross abuse of the English language by taking plural words and using them to refer to an individual.)"

My brain is splattered all over the ceiling.

61mouse
61mouse

If he didn't expect to use the gun then why bring it and with extra firing power

Grog
Grog

There was nothing graphic at all in the video! Another psycho eliminated.

HalM
HalM

Oh, geez! Here we go with the "Race Card" again! When you Pull a GUN, and attempt to use it on another Person,.... you BEST EXPECT that YOU Will Be Shot as a result! Go ahead, HIRE an attorney, by all means! But it won't do any good when it is found that leathal force Was Justified!

JrzDvl
JrzDvl

the family is going to use a "race" card.... In wondering which race they will attach him too... if he is ANYTHING BUT WHITE....its not apparent to a stranger, or LEO, he's white AF. and their race card shit should be responded to with a lawsuit from the LE agency.

JrzDvl
JrzDvl

The LEOs should start suing the families of jackasses like him...at least the LEO has a legitimate claim.... and it may slow down these fake "race got me shot " lawsuits.

Stanracer
Stanracer

So another anti-police activist nutjob pulls a gun on the police and gets shot. Stupid is as stupid does.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

“People of color are disproportionately the victims of police violence,”

Now that's some bullshit right there. Pulling a gun out and shooting at two cops, and the family felt he did no wrong it sounds like. WTF is wrong with some people?

MDA811
MDA811

Wow. Good job LEOs!!! This guy flipped his lid fast!!

JSutter
JSutter

No wonder there was child custody paperwork from a Judge notifying both school and law enforcement that this little girl needs to be protected from dad. No wonder the school recognized dad might become violent. No wonder the assigned SRO recognized the need for another SRO to stand by. I have to wonder what else the little girl saw her father do? And what else happened, that forced the mother to seek protection for her daughter from the father? That father did all this, in an elementary school, during school hours, with all those little kids present......... What else has he done? Our prayers up for the family, at least they have an end to his actions, and hope for peace in the future.

NickyJ
NickyJ

Good grief here we go again another race issue. These officer did what they had to do THEIR JOB. The hell with this loser. How many people go around with this kind of ammo. He was looking for trouble.

Shooter218
Shooter218

Oh please, that dude is as white as I am. Give me a break with this person of color bullshit.

Krsmith2
Krsmith2

Thug lottery continues..

artw4545
artw4545

So why was he armed in a gun free zone to begin with? And do I see a pattern of all most every one of these start with not doing what the officer tells them to do?

MajScallywag
MajScallywag

Pull a gun on a cop and you stand a chance to get shot and possibly killed regardless of what race / color you are. Dumbass thug carrying gun and much ammo. No future problems from this liberal moron. He took the room temperature test and failed. Mom & Dad get a grip, you raised an asshole who pulled a gun on a cop!

magnumforc
magnumforc

If this had gone more sideways on the officers the family would be saying Landeros didn't do nuffin. So glad the officers were not injured and the courts have one less felony case to adjudicate.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Any excuse to justify the wrong a person has done to justify his termination. One less court case to clog the dockets.

LynnSB
LynnSB

I'm tired of hearing all this Bull Shit about LGBTQ -- blah blah blah -- he had a PROBLEM -- and thought he could just walk around were ever he wanted (this is a SCHOOL filled with CHILDREN) what was he there for with MULTIPLE rounds and a GUN ?? so now the Family is hiring a Attorney (SCUM that would take this case) a now try to win the Scum Bag BS Lottery ~ He got just what was coming to him ~~ Very Happy the Officers involved are ok !! God Bless our Police !!

Senorloco
Senorloco

What kind of psycho packs that kind of firepower into his kid's school? I'm glad those cops were there to take him out.

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Rascal1966
Rascal1966

A bunch of low IQ liberal ignoramus!!! No wonder he's divorced and didn't have custody!! The bastard had a screw loose!! Who in the hell comes to the school with a loaded 9mm and extra ammo for a meeting about your daughter?? Only a psycho!!! He's dead because of his own stupid actions!! The family needs to stop salivating over a ghetto lottery and stop believing the MSM's lies and propaganda!!! Too bad once the wall is built, we can't throw your entire family back over!!!

Toucandeal
Toucandeal

And the family pulls the race card? I didn't know "Dumbass" was a race!

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

I’m sorry, mental health or not, Filipino Mexican or not, Black, asian, white, whatever, he did what he did and he got what was coming to him. If it meant deadly force, then it meant deadly force. An activist against police brutality sure brought violence and brutality to a place where it had no business being. Good riddens. To the family, sorry for your loss, but he brought it upon himself. Unless someone in your family encourages him to do so, he’s to blame. He has his own mind, his own choices, and he made the wrong one that day. To brother Joseph, what shouldn’t have happened was him going to a school with a gun, you ignorant genius. His actions dictated his fate.

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

Excellent analysis by Donut Operator:

2bears
2bears

Charlie's a DICK, and got his "just rewards" !

chiefd
chiefd

Family is looking for a pay check. Courtesy of the school, police and city.

Buckwheat5257
Buckwheat5257

Yes, Donut Operator got it correct. It is amazing to me how people can make up perceptions even while viewing a lapel cam video. Our perceptions can clearly distort the facts even when shown on camera. But this lug nut got what he deserved.

Danimyl
Danimyl

This guy didn't show up there with all that ammo to just talk. These two Officers most likely prevented a mass school shooting. Good work Officers

Robert-
Robert-

Score PATRIARCHY 1 Dipshit ANTIFA 0.

Tomted
Tomted

Hey Baltimore school board!! This is the reason you don’t disarm your resource officers!!

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

Just gotta respect the headshot!

Domestic goddess
Domestic goddess

So the shooters family wants an independent investigation? Go for it! This was a righteous police shot, one which saved countless lives.

And while it's unfortunate that his own daughter had to witness his death, he brought the gun, ammunition and his attitude all on himself! Nobody to blame but himself!

militans Deo
militans Deo

Yes Brother Joseph Landeros, this should not have happened. It happened because your brother CHOSE to be an a%% and ignore lawful orders given by competent authority. It happened because your brother CHOSE to violate the court order. It happened because your brother CHOSE to bring a firearm and large quantity of ammunition to a school and then to use lethal force against the civil authorities when he did not get his way. I guess those mean old officers did not address him by whatever specific pronoun your brother CHOSE to go by so they had 'disrespected' him and his lifestyle. F you and F your dead brother. Outstanding job by the officers who stopped God knows what level of horror.

Skidoo
Skidoo

It's hard to grasp what she is really suing for. The idea of a racially-sensitive work place is unclear. As a protest to the blue line flag, she placed in public view photos and stories about blacks being shot by police. That's like putting up a sign saying, "Welcome to Multnomah County Corrections Dept. - We Shoot N***ers Here". Not very racially sensitive and shows she has no business holding a position in that department.

kikilehua
kikilehua

That Chief has no backbone! He cares more about public opinion than he does about what his officers are going through! There was nothing "over the top" about Officer Gamaldi's comments! Replace that Chief with one who supports his officers!

RetiredCaLe
RetiredCaLe

I disagree with the Chief. Officer Gamaldi was visibly upset about the shooting of the HPD Officers and had the guts to express what most active and retired law enforcement officers across the country feel. It is time to quit coddling these criminals and put an end to officers being targeted every day. Politics is being played in so many cities with officers lives. Not acceptable!!!

Paulamc1969
Paulamc1969

That was a horrible thing his daughter had to witness. But because of his own actions of illegally bringing a gun and a bunch of amo to a school she had to suffer. Maybe all that amo was going to be used towards his ex wife who knows what he had planned. Those officers saved lives today especially their own. His brother can sue all he wants but will not win a dang thing.

Ande24392
Ande24392

Forgot to mention that it is against the law for anyone to be on school property with a firearm. And this guy pulls his weapon on the officers and got Darwinized.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

Would LOVE to put his family in a police uniform and have THEM handle situations like THIS,,and see just how THEY would handle it. I think we need to start some kind of "Ride Along" for people who THINK the police are just out to kill non-whites to show them just how dangerous the streets actually ARE

Reregirl
Reregirl

The family asked why he was shoved out the door. It is clear on the video that he tried to walk past the cop i to the school. He was shoved out the door to keep him from getting into the school. Pos

mat562
mat562

The likelihood is that a mass shooting was avoided by the action of these officers. A man with an obvious chip on his shoulder and a carefully selected weapon and extra ammunition on his person walking into a school in what the evidence suggests was a het up and volatile state. Sad that his daughter had to witness his death. Utterly predicatable that family members would groundlessly allege police misconduct and pull the inevitable race card.

LC1991
LC1991

His family wonders why he was “aggressively” pushed out of the door? BECAUSE he started yelling at his daughter to “GO GO GO” which tells me he had planned on getting violent to some extent with the police. The fact that he then drew his weapon and fired off 2 rounds CONFIRMS to me that he intended to harm the officers! He is dead because of his own stupidity and aggression not because of his race (which he appears more Caucasian than anything else to me). His status as a veteran should have taught him to have the self discipline to NOT attempt to draw a weapon on a police/resource officer. I think he wanted the principal to come out so he could kill him for having the nerve to call in the cops! He knew the officers were there BECAUSE the office staff had contacted them and reported a potentially dangerous situation. But this is just my opinion as an Army veteran who served active duty as first a medic then as military police.

ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

The marvelous platitudes the family spouted about this prick after this event are irrelevant. Nobody shows up to a school carrying that much ammunition without mass murder on their mind. Fuck him and his family. Those cops saved many lives that day.

Janken
Janken

I feel more sorry for the police. This guy might have been a great guy but you just dont fight with the police with a gun and shoot it off is more than enough to get shot. I feel sorry for his family and daughter but his choices. And his alone caused this

BanditOne
BanditOne

Thank God the officers were safe. This world is much better off with this P.O.S. off of it. And of course his family is crying the race card, hate to own up to his own mistakes and looking for a ghetto lottery.

NYXX
NYXX

The family is correct. This never should have happened. "Landros" came to the school with bad intent, armed to the hilt. "Landros" was told to leave and refused and as "Landros" was being escorted out of the school, AWAY from children, "Landros" can be clearly seen pushing back at the Officer. "Landros" clearly pulled a weapon first. Not as much of a badass as "Landros" thought "Landros" was. "Landros" brought this on. As for the family pulling the race card, please. Lesson, Don't be like "Landros".

ArizonaG30
ArizonaG30

Why do they always pull the race card? Pathetic, really patheic. Liike the gentlemen stated above "you pull a gun, All bets are off". besides he was in a Gun Free Zone school even in Oregon