Police: Ore. man shot mother's hand with crossbow

Police: Ore. man shot mother's hand with crossbow
Randall Bracken

NEWBERG, Ore. – Police arrested a 19-year-old Newberg man who they said shot his mother in the hand with a crossbow on Sunday.

Randall Bracken faces charges including assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

Police say Bracken lives on the second floor of a duplex with his mother, who ran downstairs to tell a neighbor after the shooting. The neighbor called 911.

Officers arrived and began searching the area for Bracken. Yamhill County sheriff’s deputies spotted Bracken walking with a loaded compund bow in the "low ready" position. Deputies said Bracken did not follow orders at first, but he eventually complied and they took him into custody.

Bracken’s mother’s finger was severed by the arrow, according to police. Doctors had to amputate her injured finger.

It’s unclear what led to the shooting.

Bracken was taken to the Yamhill County Jail. Bail was set at $162,500.