'Man up to what you did and take responsibility'
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Violence erupted last year at a mobile home on Harbor Drive, where a man was shot and nearly died.
One of the suspects remains at large.
Now, the case and the manhunt for David Friend hits the national spotlight again.
No one more than Amy Buell wants to see Friend in custody. She was there that day.
"It was really sad, I mean a family reunion gone not so good," said Buell outside the same mobile home where the attacks took place.
The David Friend case first aired on "America's Most Wanted" in February and has been updated for the Friday show.
Buell said she and shooting victim Jesse Blackstone were long lost cousins who crossed paths at a Springfield bar.
"We were talking, catching up on old times and he came back to the house with me," she said.
Buell said her 12-year-old son came home drunk, allegedly given beer by brothers David and Nicholas Friend.
She said the boy came home, punched his mom - and Blackstone intervened. "My son continued to go tell his friends that there was a guy at the house who beat him up, which was not true."
Long story short, Buell said the Friend brothers broke in to her home and hit Blackstone with metal pipes.
"And then they leave and they come back with a gun and shoot him," explains Buell.
Officials at the Lane County Sheriff's Office hope to get more tips from the national telecast. Sgt. Cliff Harrold told KVAL News, "We've got an individual who's willing to break in to somebody else's home and assault a man physically and shoot him with a firearm. That's not somebody we want running around the country."
Producers of the show say they have a 25 to 33 percent arrest rate from cases they profile.
Buell has a message for David Friend: "Man up to what you did and take responsibility."
America's Most Wanted producers said Friend is using gang ties to hide in Southern California, but Sgt. Harrold told KVAL News that he's likely moved on - and they have no idea where he is.