Police: Man arrested in gang-related shooting

Police: Man arrested in gang-related shooting

EUGENE, Ore. - A 20-year-old man faces accusations he shot up a house in retaliation for whisteblowing about gang activity a year ago.

A grand jury indicted Barry Hasty on Tuesday. The Eugene Police Department arrested him Wednesday.

Police said Hasty is a member of the Westside Piru gang.

The charges come after a year-long investigation by police.

No one was hurt in the Wilkie Street shooting, just south of Trainsong Park, but the family has since moved out of fear for their safety, a police spokeswoman told KVAL News.

At 11:30 p.m. on September 13, 2010, the residents of the single family home on Wilkie Street awoke to sounds of gunshots and wooden splinters as bullets entered the side of the home and flew through two bedrooms, including a nursery. The bullets narrowly missed a sleeping baby. 

Several furniture items in the master bedroom and the nursery were struck by bullets.

“The arrest was the culmination of a lengthy investigation that began with an exceptional initial patrol response and continued through a coordinated effort by the investigations unit,” said Special Investigations Sergeant Scott McKee. “We developed information that Hasty was the shooter in this incident, which we believe was retaliation for neighborhood whistle-blowing.”

Police jailed Hasty on five counts of menacing, five counts of recklessly endangering another person and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.

This is a developing story. Police expected to issue a press release on the arrest Thursday.

GANGS OF EUGENE: KVAL News coverage