Authorities in Redding have released the name of the man that deputies were forced to shoot this weekend. They say 58-year-old Bounkeuth Sengphachanh was causing a disturbance at a home on Christopher Lane, west of Redding.
When deputies responded, the suspect was not cooperative and they were forced to use their Taser. Still, the man who reportedly suffered from a mental illness did not comply. He charged deputies with a knife and they were forced to shoot him in the leg. He is currently recovering in a Redding hospital.
Police say he was arrested earlier this month on a charge of false imprisonment and domestic violence. He spent five days in jail and was released on his own recognizance.
Prior to Saturday’s incident, there were signs that Sengphachanh was off his medication and may be violent.