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News Release
Winchester Bay Teen Arrested After Discharging Weapon Inside Home - 02/14/20

WINCHESTER BAY, Ore. - On Thursday, February 13, 2020, at approximately 9:17 pm, deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 73000-block of Highway 101 in Winchester Bay for a report of a 17 year-old male who was shooting a gun inside a home following a disturbance.

Deputies, along with multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the residence. The teen was taken into custody at 9:56 pm, without further incident. 

Deputies learned that the teen became upset with his mother over his cell phone and then proceeded to assault her, before being stopped by his father. 

Following the assault, the teen retrieved an AR-15 rifle and began to fire it multiple times inside the home causing a significant amount of damage. At one point, he pointed the firearm at his father, but did not fire it. 

No one was injured during the incident.

The teen was transported to and lodged at the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Facility on the following charges: 

Unlawful Use of a Weapon
Pointing a Firearm at Another
1st Degree Criminal Mischief
Menacing x2
4th Degree Assault

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