Shannon Egeland, a former Bend, Oregon, real estate developer who pled guilty to mortgage fraud, was sentenced on January 29, 2014, to 120 months in prison. Egeland was to begin serving his sentence on August 1, 2014, by 2 pm. However, just prior to surrendering, Egeland was shot.
According to an Emergency Motion to Postpone Surrender Date, Egeland requested that the Court postpone the date on which he will surrender to authorities to begin serving his prison sentence because, he “suffered a gunshot wound early this morning, as a result of which he is currently hospitalized with serious injuries and is physically unable to surrender as scheduled.” According to the Declaration in Support of the Motion, Egeland was shot when he reportedly stopped to help a motorist and suffered a shotgun wound to the lower extremities. Egeland suffered multiple fractures in his legs and substantial blood loss. Ultimately, Egeland lost his left leg and is scheduled to have his right leg amputated.
In an interesting twist, media reports state that the defendant had his son shoot him in the legs intentionally, to avoid his surrender date.