Man shot in face, roommate arrested in Albany


Garrett Stephen Byrnes was arrested without incident

Garrett Stephen Byrnes, February 13, 2020 (Albany PD)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 21-year-old man was arrested after shooting his roommate in the face, Albany police said.

Officers were called to an apartment in the 2100 block of SE Geary Street just before 4:30 p.m. to investigate reports of a shooting. They found the 24-year-old victim, Bailey Christopher Samuel, and the suspect — Garrett Stephen Byrnes — outside the apartment, according to the Albany Police Department.

Samuel and Byrnes got into a fight inside their apartment, police said. Byrnes then allegedly got a gun and shot Samuel once. Both men called 911 to report the shooting, authorities said.

Samuel was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the face. The severity of the injury wasn’t clear.

Byrnes was arrested peacefully. He’s being held in the Linn County Jail on 1st-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon charges.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Albany police at 541.917.7680.

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