EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) – The Lane County Sheriff's Office is hoping another round of national television exposure will help detectives find a suspect in a nearly one-year old Springfield shooting.
The long-time fugitive profile show “America's Most Wanted” will feature the Lane County Sheriff's Office and a shooting that happened last summer off Harbor Drive, just outside of Springfield's city limits.
One of the suspects in that case, 25-year old David Friend is still on the run in the case. Friend is charged with attempted murder.
According to the Lane County Sheriffs Office, Friend and his brother Nicholas Friend beat up and shot a man in the chest at a home on Harbor Drive last July.
Nicholas ended up turning himself in, however, David has been on the run since the shooting.
Earlier this year, “America's Most Wanted” interviewed Lane County Sheriff's Office Detective Steven Simons about the case.
With Simons' interview, the case was then reenacted and and aired on the America's Most Wanted program in February 2012.
Since then, a viewer of the program spotted David in California.
Detective Simons hopes the second airing of the program will help bring the case to a close.
"Hopefully that will get people, him back in front of people's minds as that he's still out there, that he hasn't been caught,” says Detective Steven Simons with the Lane County Sheriff's Office.
“When you have one person that really has no idea what's going on and ends up getting shot by two total strangers to that person, and have two people out there who are willing to do that action against somebody is reprehensible, that's unbelievable,” says Det. Simons.
The America's Most Wanted clip airs again on Friday, May 11th, 2012, at 9 p.m. Pacific time.
The segment is about six minutes long, featuring a re-enactment of the crime and events that lead up to it, also an an interview with Detective Simons and the victim in the case.
Nicholas Friend is now serving a seven year sentence for his role in the shooting.
David Friend remains on the run.
If you see David Friend, call America's Most Wanted's tip line at 1-800-CRIME-TV.