A grand jury indicted 27-year-old Ian Mackenzie Cranston for the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Barry Khristiano Washington in Bend, Ore, KTVZ reports.
Following the indictment, Cranston was arrested on second-degree murder, first- and second-degree manslaughter, first-degree assault, and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon for the September 19 attack.
Cranston appeared in court Friday and is being held in the Deschutes County Jail without bond. He has not entered a plea.
Cranston allegedly shot Washington to death in downtown Bend early September 19, according to a September 22 news release by the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office. Cranston was initially arrested on a single charge of second-degree manslaughter and had been released on bail before the grand jury returned the indictment Thursday.
In a statement issued to CNN Saturday, Kevin Sali, an attorney for Cranston, said, “Indisputable video evidence shows that before Ian Cranston ever drew his weapon, Barry Washington had assaulted him without provocation, resulting in head injuries that required the police to take Mr. Cranston to the hospital where a brain scan and other procedures had to be performed.”
The video wasn’t posted online until recently where we can see Cranston as he serves Washington an instant justice after being attacked.
This should be self defense, but its Oregon https://t.co/jCgrUnwBdF
— Pedros (@BiskyRusiness) October 4, 2021
CNN’s affiliate KTVZ tried to produce another fake story, they claim that prior to the shooting, Washington had complimented Cranston’s girlfriend, but that there was “no allegation that anything Mr. Washington did was inappropriate.”
“He complimented her in a respectful manner,” alleged witness said, per KTVZ. “She was fine back. She said, ‘No, thank you. I’m flattered but I’m in a relationship.”
However, Cranston was “not happy,” Hummel said. “He said some words to Mr. Washington. Mr. Washington said some words back,” Hummel said. “There was some pushing, some jostling, some punches thrown, but then it calmed down. It was not going to get out of hand. Then Mr. Cranston pulled a gun out of his waistband and shot and killed Mr. Washington.”
The video shows a man being attacked and he defends himself by using his second amendment rights, but this is Oregon and it seems that the man will have to stay in prison for a long time.
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