BEND, OR -- A Bend man is dead and his mother hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after an incident in southeast Bend, yesterday. Just before 4 p.m., medics were called to Donkey Sled Road by a man reporting an unconscious woman who wasn't breathing. Paramedics discovered 60-year old Susan Stafford in the front yard, with a critical chest wound. When police responded, 23-year old Seth Roberts retreated into the home... that's when Officers heard one gunshot.
After attempts to contact Roberts failed, CERT-team members entered the home and found the man dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Neighbors were evacuated during the ordeal, but were allowed home around 8 p.m.
As of Thursday morning, Stafford was listed in good condition at St Charles Medical Center. Bend Police say the investigation into Wednesday's events remain under investigation.
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Bend Police investigators confirm Stafford was stabbed by her son. She continues to recover at St. Charles Medical Center.