ALBANY, OR (KPTV) - A man shot his roommate in the face, according to Albany police.
Officers responded to the report that a man had been shot in the 2100 block of Southeast Geary Street at 4:21 p.m. Wednesday.
An investigation revealed that Bailey Christopher Samuel, 24, and Garrett Stephen Byrnes, 21, who are roommates, were involved in a physical fight inside their apartment.
After the fight, police said Byrnes grabbed a .22 caliber handgun and shot Samuel in the face.
Police said both Samuel and Byrnes called 911 to report the shooting.
Samuel was taken to Good Samaritan Regional Hospital for treatment.
Byrnes was arrested and booked into the Linn County Jail on charges of first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.
FOX 12 spoke with a neighbor who says he saw Samuel wiping blood off his face.
The neighbor says the shooting did not surprise him. He says he's been thinking about moving because crime in the area seems to be getting worse.
"My heart dropped because I know so many people that live in this complex, I didn't know if it was my house, if it was my neighbor down the way, I didn't know what to expect," Jakeb Bender said.
Bender said he saw Samuel being loaded into am ambulance.
"I was freaking out trying to call my wife she want answering," Bender said. "A flood of emotions, and I’m still a little edgy, I’m not too sure how I’m going to sleep tonight, if I’m going to be honest.”
Detectives are continuing to investigate and no further details were released.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call detectives at 541-917-7686.
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