BEND, OR -- (1/8/2018) Two 15-year-old suspects face attempted murder charges, following a shooting at an apartment near Central Oregon Community College. A 16-year-old visiting the apartment on NW Regency was taken to the hospital with a life threatening gunshot wound, Saturday evening. The regional Major Crime Team was activated to help investigate.
Authorities say the suspects stole marijuana and shot the victim before leaving in a vehicle. Investigators believe this was an isolated incident and the teens all knew each other. Police later arrested both suspects and say they recovered a firearm and additional stolen items.
The boys are now in the custody of the Deschutes County Juvenile Department on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Burglary and Robbery. Anyone with additional information in this case is asked to call Deschutes County Dispatch at 541-693-6911.
UPDATE: Two 15-year-old boys accused of shooting another teen during an alleged robbery were arraigned on attempted murder charges, Monday. Bend Police took the unusual step of releasing the names of minor suspects, due to the severity of the crime. They say Israel Antunez Garcia and Brandon Rodas stole marijuana from an apartment near COCC, Saturday night, and shooting a 16-year-old before leaving in a vehicle. The victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.