BEND, OR -- An 18-year-old Bend man faces multiple charges after allegedly shooting another teen in a car in which both were passengers. Bend Police were initially dispatched to Albertson's on the south end of town, at about 11 p.m. Monday, for a report of a man injured by gunfire.
Investigators determined Gabriel McGhehey was among five people riding in an SUV, traveling from Redmond to La Pine. McGhehey reportedly fired a 12-gauge shotgun out the car window several times, as the SUV drove south on Highway 97. At some point, 18-year-old Noah Small, of Keizer, told McGhehey to stop shooting, and tried to push the shotgun away from himself and the window. The gun fired, striking Small's left hand and partially amputating several fingers. He was then dropped off near Albertson's.
Tuesday afternoon, McGhehey was contacted during a traffic stop, after leaving a La Pine home. Investigators recovered the shotgun and other evidence and arrested the suspect. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office took a report of a stolen shotgun earlier that day, and authorities believe it's the same gun recovered from the SUV.
McGhehey is charged with Assault II, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Recklessly Endangering Another and Theft of a firearm.