Deer hunt? Round zips past Ore. cemetery worker


BEND, Ore. — The Deschutes County sheriff's office says a shot apparently fired by a man trying to hunt a deer went zipping over the head of a man working at a Bend, Ore., cemetery and funeral home.

Lt. Kevin Dizney said deputies responded Monday evening to Deschutes Memorial Gardens after an employee reported hearing a shot whiz over his head and hearing a man in the distance shouting something he didn't understand. The worker was not hurt.

Two nearby motels were told to keep guests inside while officers investigated.

Deputies determined that a man at a nearby residence had fired a shotgun round at a deer.

Dizney says 60-year-old Gregory Phipps was arrested for investigation of unlawful use of a weapon, reckless endangering, disorderly conduct and hunting during prohibited hours.

Oregon State police cited a woman at the home for aiding in a game violation.


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