Monday, June 2, 2008

Oh Hell

From the DH:

Two teens charged in Albany gunfire

What started as a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning turned into a car case with more gunshots fired as the vehicles traveled from Albany to Oakville.

The suspects are in custody and no one was injured.

Linn County detectives were still trying this morning to find out what prompted the shooting and whether the suspects and victims knew each other.

Sheriff Tim Mueller provided this account:

Around 2 a.m. Sunday, residents at a house at 1909 Queen Ave. S.W. reported their house had been shot at. Detectives later determined that five rounds hit the house.

Six people in the home got in two vehicles to chase the suspect vehicle, a 1997 Nissan pickup, south on Oakville Road to Highway 34. The pickup made a couple more turns before stopping for deputies on Church Drive southwest of Tangent.

During the chase a man in the back of the pickup fired approximately 10 rounds at the two vehicles chasing them. Both vehicles were struck several times.

The three men in the pickup, all from Lebanon, were arrested without incident.

The driver, Bradley John Zurfluh, 18, was charged with six counts of attempted murder, carrying a concealed weapon, unlawful possession of a silencer, driving under the influence of intoxicants and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

Dylan Thomas Debutts, 18, was charged with six counts of attempted murder and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

They were both lodged in the Linn County Jail.

A 19-year-old man who was a passenger in the Nissan was cited for being a minor in possession of alcohol and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

Two firearms were seized from the suspects, a Ruger 10-22 semi automatic .22-caliber rifle with a homemade silencer attached to the muzzle, and a Raven Arms .25-caliber semi automatic pistol. Zurfluh owns both firearms.

Around 1 a.m. today, residents at the house on Queen Avenue told Albany police that there had been another drive-by shooting outside their home. The shooters fired into the air, they said.

I had them in plenty of classes in which I subbed.


Anonymous said...

Unfortunatly I recognised both names- as kids who tormented my kids for years.
My heart goes out to their parents.
It's very sad.

Judgement said...

Dylan "tormented" your kids? doubtful. Maybe your kids were the tormenters, and liars? Dylan has made some bad choices but he is generally not one to go out and start "raising hell" this was a case of revenge, a friend got beat up by several of the kids who lived at this house. 4 against one is unfair odds don't you think? Yes they shouldn't have used guns, but no one can blame them for wanting to exact some sort of vengeance for their friend.

Anonymous said...

"Maybe your kids were the tormenters, and liars?" ...and so were the adults who witnessed the incidents throughout school I suppose. You don't have to "raise hell" to be a bully.
If a friend was indeed beatup by four others (I bet you will tell me he was an "innocent" too), the police should have been contacted and allowed to handle it. Attempting to deal with it themselves and using a gun to do so and evading police in the process is a heck of a lot more than a bad choice.

Judgement said...

I already commented the gun was a bad idea, are we just going to repeat everything the other says now? I never claimed the friend was innocent either. I just don't believe that these jerks should be picking fights with people and bringin in the rest of their "crew" to help them win. If they can talk like big boys they should be able to back their words up themselves. They want to fight keep it a fair fight. They could have tried contacting the police after. But to what end? the police rarely step in and deal with this sort of thing if something was stolen or someone was sexually violated they would step up and deal with it because the evidence will give them cause to. In a case of me saying his friends ganged up on me it's my word against him and his friends. how exactly do you think that will play out?

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