WARM SPRINGS, Ore. (AP) — A 23-year-old member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of another man on the central Oregon reservation.
The victim was holding his infant son when he was shot in the head.
According to federal court documents, Ted L. Barney Jr. was riding in a car last July 26 when a man threw a rock at the vehicle. The rock missed, but Barney told the driver to turn around and stop.
Barney got out of the car and approached the man who had thrown the rock, shooting at him with a 9mm handgun. The Bend Bulletin reports that one of Barney’s shots struck 24-year-old Delmer Davis, who was sitting inside a parked vehicle behind which the rock thrower had attempted to hide. Davis died en route to a hospital.
Barney entered his plea Monday. A plea agreement recommends an 18-year prison term at sentencing Dec. 12.
Information from: The Bulletin, http://www.bendbulletin.com