Woman charged with aggravated murder in officer's death

Woman charged with aggravated murder in officer's death
Cheryl Dawn Kidd

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - A woman faces aggravated murder charges in Friday's shooting death of a Eugene police officer as he attempted to pull over a car for running a red light.

Cheryl Dawn Kidd, 56, is in the Lane County Jail on one count of aggravated murder. She faces arraignment Monday.

Springfield Police Chief Jerry Smith told KVAL News that Kidd is the woman suspected of shooting Officer Chris Kilcullen, 43, as he attempted to make a traffic stop on Friday afternoon around 4:30.

She was taken into custody after a high-speed chase on country and forest roads that ended outside of Oakridge.