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Late-night downtown Prineville shooting sends victim to hospital, suspect to jail

KTVZ file

(Update: Victim in fair condition)

PRINEVILLE, Ore. (KTVZ) – A 21-year-Prineville man was arrested early Saturday on assault and other charges, accused of shooting a 24-year-old Prineville man during an altercation on a downtown street late Friday night, police said.

The shooting occurred around 11:20 p.m. in the area of Southeast Third and Court streets, Sergeant Rob Gray said. The victim was taken to St. Charles Prineville with a gunshot wound. He was later taken to St. Charles Bend, where a house supervisor said he was in fair condition Saturday afternoon.

Shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday, the suspect was arrested and taken to the Crook County Jail, where he was booked on charges of first-degree assault and unlawful use of a firearm. He remained held Saturday on $11,500 bail.

Gray said the suspect and victim knew each other and were in an altercation. No more information was released in the ongoing investigation.

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    1. Was is attempted murder? Or was it self defense? First degree assault is just the crime they used to make the arrest. You can’t come to any conclusion from this news posting. Charges against the suspect are always subject to change after the detainment of the suspect. This is a very short news posting with very little information to go by. You/we do not have all the facts. Don’t convict the suspect without ALL the facts. Don’t be to quick to jump to conclusions.

  1. Maybe their definition of first degree assault is different over in prineville. Hopefully this is last gun play we hear of in awhile, prineville fits the rough and rugged description more than bend.🐥🍦

      1. No they aren’t. You people are delusional, that is a rule Barney literally made up less than 2 years ago. Central Oregon Daily, the only professional news station in this town, has their names.

        1. FACT: It is a company-wide policy revised last year by News-Press & Gazette Co., a family-owned media business in St. Joseph, Missouri with 10 or so stations around the West.
          I have posted this, which indeed I wrote to explain it, several times:
          In general, it’s a revised policy that has to do in large part with the permanent, searchable nature of the internet and a responsibility to minimize harm. We do name some suspects arrested in major crimes, but no longer automatically list or use the booking photos on all names released by law enforcement, as in the past.
          That can change when formal charges are filed- which are quite often different than for the initial arrest.)
          There are some people who think we should even post all victims’ names – every bit of public info. At the other extreme, there are those who think no suspect should be publicly named until a conviction. In the middle are 1,000s of judgment calls by our newsroom – what charge is serious enough to warrant more info (impact on public safety, etc.)
          Similar judgments are made in terms of rescues. 
          I hope that helps a bit.

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