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Man Arrested in Madras Drive By Shooting Incident

On March 1, 2022, officers from the Madras Police Department responded to a report of a “drive-by” shooting that took place in the area of 2nd and J Streets in Madras. Shortly thereafter, law enforcement was notified that an apparent gunshot victim had been dropped off at St. Charles Hospital in Madras. The victim was transported via Airlink to St. Charles Bend and is expected to survive. Subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of Kane Handsaker, 12/29/03, of Madras, for charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Menacing. This investigation is ongoing and individuals with information about this event are encouraged to contact Madras Police Department Detectives Steve Webb or Brent Schulke at 541-475-2424. The Madras Police Department was assisted by members of the Central Oregon Major Incident Team and the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team.

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