PRINEVILLE, OR -- A Bend man was shot multiple times during a New Year’s altercation at a Prineville bar. Police responded to a report of shots fired at the bar inside Crossroads restaurant, at about 1:15 a.m. Inside, they found 38-year-old Nicholas Ricks with multiple gunshot wounds; he was taken to St. Charles Bend in critical condition.
After a search of the area, officers arrested 26-year-old Omar Araim for attempted murder and a number of other charges. The case remains under investigation by the Central Oregon Major Crimes Team, and anyone with additional information is asked to call Prineville Police Sgt. James Peterson at 541-447-8336.