Update on fatal shooting in Downtown Bend

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Update:  

On the evening of September 30, 2021 – murder and manslaughter charges against Ian Cranston were announced for the death of Barry Washington Junior. Mr. Cranston has been arrested and is being held without the possibility of bail.

The video originally posted on this page showing some of the events of the night Barry Washington Junior was shot and killed has served its purpose in shining a light on violence within our community. We have made the decision to remove it from our website. Our hearts go out to Mr. Washington’s family.

Background: 

Barry Washington Jr. was shot on the sidewalk at the intersection of NW Oregon Ave. and NW Wall St. just after midnight on Sunday, Sept. 19.

Ian Mackenzie Cranston, 27, of Redmond was arrested for the shooting but was later released after he posted bail.

Deschutes Co. District Attorney John Hummel said a fight broke out after Washington approached Cranston’s girlfriend to ask her out, and Cranston shot Washington as he was fighting with Cranston’s friends on the sidewalk.

Cranston will have his first court appearance on Oct. 1.

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