He was shot dead in a town where the OPB states that “more than 90% of the population is white and gun violence in downtown areas is rare.”
A man in Oregon was arrested Thursday after a grand jury charged him with six charges of shooting to death at the age of 22. Barry Washington, Jr. Outside the nightclub.
Ian Mackenzie ClanstonThe 27-year-old was charged with two murders, one manslaughter, two manslaughter, one assault, and two deadly misuse of weapons.
A deadly shooting struck downtown Bend, Oregon’s public broadcaster, on September 19. “More than 90% of the population is white, and gun violence in downtown is rare,” he said.
according to Local report, Washington approached Clanston’s girlfriend and praised him. The Deschutes County District Attorney said the encounter turned into a battle involving several people. John Hummel. Pushes and punches were thrown before the deadly shot was fired.
The prosecution said there was only a scream after the battle stopped. At that time, Clanston pulled a gun from his waistband and shot Washington. Hummel revealed that there was “no justification” for his use of weapons.
“The question I have to decide is whether Clanston’s shooting decision was partially motivated. [Washington’s] “Race,” he said. “After all, what was his motive at the moment he committed the crime?”
Cranston has not been charged with hate crimes.
The Bend community was first indignant when Cranston was first charged with manslaughter. Within 24 hours, he was released after issuing bail. However, a new accusation returned Cranston to the back of the bar, this time with a warrant without bail in Deschutes County Prison.
“Our country has a shameful history of despising, prosecuting, and lynching black men for talking to white women. Last week, literally hundreds of people remembered me this history. I called and sent an e-mail to get him to do it, “Hummel said at a press conference. OPB.. “There is a calculation with the race that needs to happen in Central Oregon, and it needs to happen now.”
Bends were over 90% white and Washington was black. Since his death, his family, friends and supporters have attended several rallies to pay attention to his case.
Washington friend and roommate, Max PetersenAdvised me to move from the Bay Area to Bend. “He was a nerd. There is no other way,” he said of his deceased friend. “He loved playing Pokemon. He played Nintendo every day.”
“I told him it would be a safe environment so far,” Peterson insisted. “But that was clearly a lie.”
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