Bend man arrested after argument leads to shooting

A Bend man was charged with attempted murder Saturday after an argument during a college football game led to a shooting, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. William Bailey said deputies were dispatched at 2:49 p.m. to a report of a person who had been shot in the 21500 block of Bear Creek Road. A DCSO SWAT team and a team of DCSO negotiators were also dispatched to the scene based on the call information.

Deputies arrived and found a man with a gunshot wound to the back of his head and neck area, Bailey said. A deputy placed the victim, a 40-year-old man from Maine, in his patrol vehicle and quickly took him to St. Charles in Bend for apparent non-life threatening injuries.

Additional deputies, Bend Police officers, Oregon State Police troopers, and the DCSO SWAT team arrived at the house and established a perimeter to contain the suspect.

At 3:26 pm, 51-year-old Christopher A. Honey of Bend surrendered to the DCSO SWAT team without incident, Bailey said.

Bailey said detectives learned Honey and another man were at the house watching the LSU-Alabama college football game. They got into a verbal, then physical argument which led to Honey getting a shotgun with a birdshot shell and shooting the male victim one time in the head and neck area as the victim was walking away, Bailey said.

Honey was taken to the Deschutes County Jail and charged with attempted murder, second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon and menacing among other charges.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this incident.




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