SUNRIVER, OR -- The Deschutes County District Attorney has filed charges against a 21-year-old California man, relating to his alleged involvement in a shooting in Sunriver, early on New Year’s Day. Makhail Pitsul faces five counts of recklessly endangering and one count of pointing a firearm at another.
Investigators say Pitsul was at a Sunriver rental with friends and family when he interjected himself into a verbal argument between two others. A struggle ensued and his handgun discharged, striking two people, at around 2 a.m., January first.
D.A. John Hummel says those involved were intoxicated, and should not have had a gun at the party. Pitsul is due in court February 22.