Redding police make arrest in October shooting

Feb 26, 2015 2:16 PM by News Staff

A Redding man is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting a pedestrian last October.

According to a news release, Redding police have arrested 36-year-old Bradley Sabaru Johnson after a nearly four month investigation into the shooting of 39-year-old Sarn Saechao.

Police responded to reports of a gunshot victim at a local hospital just after 10 p.m. October 21. Saechao told officers he had been shot in the groin while walking in the area of Arizona Street and Lofty Oak Drive. Saechao said he didn't get a look at the shooter, but reported he had seen a man in a newer model white Honda in an argument a few minutes earlier.

Police were able to identify the man in the white Honda as Michael David Williams, who told investigators the bullet that struck Saechao was intended for him. Williams told police the man who fired the shot was Johnson, the man he had been arguing with minutes before the shooting.

Officers located and arrested Johnson on unrelated charges Wednesday evening, and then interviewed him about his involvement in the shooting this morning. Following the interview, Johnson was a booked into the Shasta County Jail for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, negligent discharge of a firearm and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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