Death Investigation on NE Sierra Drive

Bend Police Dept. - 10/20/18

On Saturday October 20th at 01:23am, Bend Police received calls from the neighbors in the 20000 block of NE Sierra Drive for the report of “shots heard.” The information from the neighbors helped the officers triangulate where the most likely place the gun shots came from.

The involved person (31 year old Bend resident), called Deschutes County 911 to advise he had shot a male inside of his residence. Based on the community phone calls and a statement from the involved person, officers went to a specific address in the 20000 block of Sierra Drive. Bend Police Officers then made contact with the involved person.

Two males were found inside the residence; both had sustained gunshot wounds. A 31 year old male was found deceased. A 27 year old male was found with life threatening injuries and transported to St. Charles Bend by Bend Fire and Rescue. The male later died at St. Charles Bend.

Bend Police Detectives, the Oregon State Police Crime Lab and the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office were called out and are actively helping with this incident. Investigators and the Crime Lab are currently executing a search warrant at two separate residences in the 20000 block of Sierra Drive. This investigation is in the early stages and it is anticipated it will last throughout most of the day. Due to the complexity of this incident, Sierra Drive will be closed in front of these two residences for the duration of the on-scene investigation.

Bend Police is in the process of notifying next of kin of the deceased. Names of the deceased and further information related to this investigation will be released as the investigation is completed. There is no risk to the community at this time.

The Bend Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding this shooting from early this morning to call Deschutes County 911 Non-Emergency at 541-693-6911. Any information, no matter how insignificant it might seem, can be vital to this investigation.