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Suspect wanted in weekend shooting arrested in Redmond

Redmond Police Dept.
Carlos Lopez

REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) – The suspect in a weekend shooting in a transient camp area of Redmond that left another man seriously wounded and prompted a public alert was arrested Wednesday morning outside a Redmond grocery store, police said.

Redmond detectives and officers arrested Carlos Lopez, 55, around 6:45 a.m. outside the Redmond Grocery Outlet, Lt. Jesse Petersen said.

He was taken into custody without incident and taken to the Deschutes County Jail in Bend on charges of second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and felon in possession of a firearm. His bail totaled $70,000.

Police had asked the public for help Saturday in finding Lopez, who they said should be considered armed and dangerous and was considered a person of interest in the shooting of another transient on Deschutes County-owned land near state Highway 126 and Southeast Sherman Road.

The alleged victim, a 31-year-old man, was taken by a friend to St. Charles Redmond, then flown to St. Charles Bend with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, Petersen said.

“I’m very proud of the relentless effort by our Investigations Unit which led to the safe arrest of Mr. Lopez,” Police Chief Dave Tarbet said. “The actions of our department gives the victim a sense of security and justice for the crimes committed against him.”

Petersen said no more information will be released in the active, ongoing investigation. But anyone with information about the shooting was asked to contact Redmond police through county dispatch, at 541-693-6911.

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