A small New Year's Eve party at a Klamath Falls home turned violent Friday night, leaving a woman clinging to life with a gunshot wound to the face and a man arrested and jailed in the crime.
Klamath Falls police responded around 9:30 p.m. Friday to the reported shooting at 220 Mortimer St., said Officer Mike Anderson.
They arrived to find Amber Tripp, 20, of Klamath Falls, with a gunshot wound to the face.
Information gathered there about a reported suspect led officers to Allen Robert Reyes, 31, who was located in the 1800 block of Main Street, about three blocks from the shooting scene, Anderson said.
He was detained pending further investigation and could face attempted murder charges, authorities said
Tripp was first taken to Sky Lakes Medical Center, and later flown Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, where police said she was listed in critical condition Saturday afternoon.
Anderson said police learned during their investigation that Tripp Reyes and at least two others were at the residence for a small party, where alcohol was present. He said it's not yet clear what occurred at the home leading up to the shooting.
The weapon used in the incident has been recovered, they said, adding that no one else was injured.
The investigation is continuing at this time. At the conclusion of the investigation, all reports will be submitted to the Klamath County District Attorney?s Office.