Man convicted of manslaughter in killing near Bend nightclub

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A jury in central Oregon has acquitted a man of murder but found him guilty of manslaughter in the 2021 shooting death of a Black man outside a nightclub in Bend. Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel says the jury convicted Ian Cranston Wednesday on charges of first- and second-degree manslaughter, assault, and two counts of unlawfully having a weapon in the death of Barry Washington Jr. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports much of the incident was captured on video and the case hinged on whether jurors thought Cranston acted in self-defense and feared for his safety at the time.