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Investigation into Sunday incident where son shot father continues; D.A. awaits results

Authorities remained tight-lipped this week regarding a domestic shooting in Prineville Sunday that left a man hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds.

Lonnie O'Daniel, 61, was shot several times Sunday evening by his son, William O'Daniel, 30, during an altercation inside a residence in the 900 block of Southwest Crestview Road, according to the Prineville Police Department.

However, as of Thursday afternoon, no charges had been filed as authorities are continuing to investigate the shooting and its circumstances. As more time passes, it's likely that authorities are investigating whether the shooting was self defense or otherwise arguably justified.

District Attorney Daina Vitolins indicated that there was no set timetable for the investigation, and that a decision on charges would be made only when the investigation is concluded.

Authorities did indicate Monday that the elder O'Daniel suffered more than one gunshot wound and was being treated at St. Charles Bend. The hospital would not comment on the elder O' Daniel's condition, or even if he remained in the facility, when contacted Wednesday.

Authorities initially responded to the incident in the 900 block of Southwest Crestview Road at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, following a report of a domestic altercation involving the use of a firearm.

When officers arrived, they found the elder O'Daniel suffering from gunshot wounds. He was initially transported to St. Charles Prineville, then later transported to St. Charles Bend.

Police chief Dale Cummins, in a Monday release on the incident, indicated that episode was contained to that specific confrontation.

"At this point, we believe all parties involved in this incident are accounted for, and there is no danger, or outstanding threats, to our citizens regarding this incident," noted Chief Cummins.

"When the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the Crook County District Attorney's Office for consideration of charges," noted Cummings.

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