Officer Involved shooting in Redding

Jan 5, 2016 10:15 PM by Debbie Cobb

UPDATE: Shasta County Sheriff's officials said they will be putting out a news release later Wednesday afternoon.

Sheriffs also said no news conference is expected today.


The Shasta County Sheriff's Office is investigating an officer involved shooting in Redding that left one man dead. Authorities say about 6 p.m. Tuesday evening several gunshots rang out in the apartment complex on Boulder Creek Drive in north Redding. Witnesses say the suspect came in and out of the apartment more than a dozen times. Redding Police Lt. Pete Brindley said, "The gunman came in and out of the apartment, we believe 10-15 times and the last time that the subject exited the apartment, there were shots fired."

It's unclear how many officers fired their weapon. The suspect was also reportedly yelling about President Obama and randomly firing the gun. Officers first tried negotiating with the man and attempted to subdue him by firing beanbag rounds. At one point, he grabbed a neighbor and pulled her into his apartment and hugged and kissed her.

The suspect's name has not been released. The officers involved are on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.


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