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Prineville man shot and Redmond man arrested in connection with Lone Pine incident

JEFFERSON COUNTY JAIL - Honorio Huerta-Vazquez

A Redmond man was arrested Monday in connection with the death of a Prineville man in Lone Pine.

On the morning of Sunday, April 18, a Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a report of a deceased person on Lone Pine Road in Jefferson County, Jefferson County District Attorney Steve Leriche reported.

At this location, the deputy observed a deceased person identified as Edgar Morales, age 30, who was located next to his white Ford truck. Morales, from Prineville, appears to have died from a gunshot wound.

The Tri-County Major Incident Team was immediately activated, and they have been continuously investigating this matter, Leriche stated. On Monday, April 19, Honorio Huerta-Vazquez, age 35, was arrested for criminal negligent homicide and tampering with evidence. Huerta-Vazquez resides in Redmond.

Huerta-Vazquez is being held on a $150,000 bond in Jefferson County Jail.

Leriche said the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office is thankful for the tireless work and dedication of the Prineville Police Department, Crook County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Bend Police Department, Redmond Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Madras Police Department, and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab.

If anyone has any information concerning this incident, they should contact the Oregon State Police Northern Command Dispatch at *677.

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