As more details of a downtown Bend shooting came to light Monday, friends and family of the victim gathered to remember a life taken too early.
“I miss my man,” said Barry Washington Jr.’s roommate Austin. “He ain’t deserve none of that. If you ever met him … beautiful soul. He didn’t deserve none of that.”
Bend Pollce say Washington Jr. was shot and killed outside the Capitol nightclub early Sunday morning after a fight.
Washington, 22, came to Bend from the Bay Area about two months ago.
“Barry was a very kind-hearted, big teddy bear kind of guy,” said Washington Jr.’s aunt, Valencia Roberson.
A small memorial emerged outside the club on Monday with candles and flowers.
His family has strong feelings on what they think happened.
“He followed him outside, walked up to him and shot him in the stomach, walked across the street and watched him bleed out,” Roberson said.
Roberson was one of several family members gathered around the makeshift memorial.
Her emotions, still raw.
“My nephew was murdered in cold blood,” Roberson said.
The details of the case are still unfolding.
But Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel said Monday 27-year-old Ian Cranston of Redmond shot Washington.
Cranston was charged with second-degree manslaughter and posted bail later Sunday.
“Why is he out on bail hours later,” Roberson. “This is a murder, not a manslaughter case.”
A question posed by grieving family members and friends.
“We’re not going to stop until there is justice for Barry Washington,” said longtime friend Ryan Brown. “That’s all I’ve got to say. We’re not going to stop until there is justice for Barry Washington. Period.”