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Byrnes, Garrett
Byrnes, Garrett
Albany Police Arrest Shooting Suspect -- Albany Police Case # 20-1192 (Photo) - 02/13/20

On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 4:21 p.m., Albany Police responded to a male reporting to have been shot.  The incident occurred at an apartment in the 2100 block of SE Geary Street, Albany.  The initial investigation revealed the victim and suspect are roommates.  The two men were identified as 24-year old Bailey Christopher Samuel ( previously reported as Christopher Samuel Bailey) and 21-year old Garrett Stephen Byrnes. 

Prior to the shooting, Samuel and Byrnes were involved in a physical fight inside their apartment.  Sometime after the physical fight, Byrnes obtained a firearm and shot Samuel one time with a .22 caliber handgun.   Both Samuel and Byrnes called 911 to report the shooting, and both men were located at the scene.

Samuel was transported to Good Samaritan Regional Hospital in Corvallis for treatment of his gunshot wound.  Byrnes was arrested without incident and taken to the Linn County Jail on the following charges:

  • Assault in the First Degree
  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon  

Albany Police Detectives are continuting the investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Albany Police Detectives at 541-917-7686.

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