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Redmond police: Male who fired rifle in the air taken into custody

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REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) – A male firing a rifle into the air in northwest Redmond on Monday afternoon was taken into custody without further incident, police said.

Police received a call shortly before 1 p.m. regarding a person shooting a firearm into the air in the area of Northwest 21st Street and Ivy Avenue, Lt. Jesse Petersen said.

Responding officers located the shooter, whose name was not released, and placed him in custody, Petersen said.

There were no reported injuries and the area was “deemed safe and secure,” the lieutenant said in a news release.

No more information was released as the investigation continues, Petersen said.

Anyone who witnessed or has information regarding the incident was asked to contact Redmond police through Deschutes County non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.

Petersen thanked the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Bend Police Department and Oregon State Police for their assistance in the investigation.

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  1. Extra points if any journalist can define what an “assault rifle” is! Somehow I doubt this person was firing off a fully-automatic rifle, but it is Redmond so who knows. Oh and btw: the “AR” in “AR-15” doesn’t stand for assault rifle either… it’s just an ambiguous term to scare noguns people!

      1. Perhaps our police have already taken on the credo of our new chief. Mainly for referring to an AR as an assault weapon sounds similar to a police report originating from Portland. Definitely a stupid mistake to do the shooting in a residential area. Guys like this just give lib haters another opportunity to take down the 2nd Amendment.

    1. Any rifle used to assault someone. The “A” in AR stands for ArmaLite. The material the stock is made out of. Ask a difficult question. Oh, sorry, Most Democrats and journalists don’t know the answer to your question.

    2. You’re going to lose that bet! Barney and I have gone over the differences time and time again and HE KNOWS all the technical differences. I don’t see his name on the story, so I’m going to guess that it either slipped by him or he didn’t see it first.

      1. kuya and idiot, but nobody cares about the distinction except fat boys playing on the computer in the basement and occasionally playing dress up as a . . . . .

    1. There is a lot more to the definition of an assault rifle than the semi vs. auto. For instance, an assault rifle uses an “intermediate” power cartridge vs. a high power cartridge vs. a “handgun” cartridge. Also, they have to have a selector switch that allows it to be safe/semi/3 rd burst OR full auto. (Full auto/safe are machineguns or sub-machineguns.) Further more, today we also have the binary trigger that is 1 round when you pull the trigger and one round when you release the trigger. NOTE: A binary trigger also does NOT make it an assault rifle.

        1. So when I tell you that I own a boat . . . it doesn’t matter the size of the water way? All diamonds are alike to you? To be honest, if I have to get shot, I’d rather it be with a .22 CB than a .50 cal . . . So YES, my vitals would care where the lead came from. Tiozo – Quit being a turd and go back under your rock!

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