BEND, Ore. (AP) — A district attorney says a grand jury has indicted a white man on multiple charges, including murder, in the shooting death of a Black man outside a nightclub in Bend.
Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel said during a news conference Thursday evening that Ian Cranston was indicted on charges of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, second-degree manslaughter, assault and unlawful use of a weapon in the death of Barry Washington Jr. earlier this month. Cranston has been held in Deschutes County Jail on a no-bail warrant.
Hummel says an investigation into whether the shooting was motivated by race remains active.
It wasn’t immediately known if Cranston has a lawyer to comment.
Story by The Associated Press.