La Pine man shot after checking on victim of assault

Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office

On 11/24/19 at approximately 0011 hours Deschutes County 911 received a call from a Vic’s Tavern employee who reported a male had just come into the establishment with a gunshot wound. Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Oregon State Police, and Sunriver Police responded to the area. The male victim was located inside of Vic’s Tavern. La Pine Fire Department medics responded and began treating the victim. The victim was transported to St. Charles Medical Center by ground ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

Deputies contacted Wilson in the area of Hwy 97 and Burgess Rd. Wilson had been located and held by two citizens after they learned of the shooting. Wilson was taken into custody without incident. The handgun used in the incident was recovered nearby.

Sheriff’s Office detectives were called to assist in the investigation. Based on witness and victim statements it was determined Wilson and the female victim were walking away from Vic’s Tavern. While walking away from the area, Wilson began assaulting the female victim. The male victim was outside of his residence and could hear a female yelling and calling for help. The male victim decided to check the area, and the welfare of the female.  The male victim contacted the female on Hwy. 97 near Burgess Rd to check her welfare. While speaking with the female, the male victim was contacted by Wilson. The male victim was trying to keep Wilson from the female and himself at which time Wilson displayed a handgun. Wilson then fired the handgun at the male victim as he was trying to get away. The victim was struck by one round from Wilson’s handgun.

The female victim and Wilson are friends and were visiting the La Pine area. The female received minor injuries. The male victim received a gunshot wound to the buttock.

Wilson was lodged in the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail on the above mentioned charges.

The victim’s names will not be released at this time as this case is still under investigation.

Location:     Highway 97 and Burgess Rd. La Pine              

Arrested:     Wilson, Cheyenne- 43 year old male
                       Marcola, OR

Victims:       37 year old male
                      La Pine, OR
                      34 year old female
                      Pleasant Hill, OR

Charges:     Assault II, Assault IV, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing (2 counts), and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.