Victim flown to Bend with serious, non-life-threatening injuries
REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Redmond police asked the public for help Saturday evening in finding a man termed "armed and dangerous," a person of interest in a shooting that seriously wounded another transient in an area of homeless encampments in southeast Redmond earlier in the day.
Around 10 a.m., Redmond and Bend police, as well as Oregon State Police and Deschutes and Crook County deputies responded about 10 a.m. to a report of a man who was shot on undeveloped land owned by the county within the Redmond city limits, near state Highway 126 East and Southeast Sherman Road, Redmond police Lt. Jesse Petersen said.
A friend brought the wounded 31-year-old man to St. Charles Redmond, Petersen said. He later was flown to St. Charles Bend with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
An investigation identified Carlos Lopez, 55, as a person of interest in the shooting, Petersen said. He is described as a Hispanic male, about-5-foot-10 and 157 pounds, with short hair and a mustache. He last was seen wearing blue jeans and a black shirt.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Lopez was urged to call 911. “Mr. Lopez should be considered armed and dangerous,” Petersen said. Anyone with information regarding the shooting was asked to contact county non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.
Redmond police thanked the other agencies involved, including the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team and 911 dispatchers, for their assistance.