Feb 13, 2014 11:50 AM
Update: (4:15 p.m.) The Shasta County Sheriff’s office is still searching for a suspect in yesterday afternoon’s Lloyd Lane shooting incident. John Wayne Jasmer,56, of Anderson, was the victim of a home invasion robbery and fearing for his safety he fired several shots at a robber.
During an interview conducted by the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit Jasmer stated that a woman, later identified as Melanie Piette came to his door posing as a utility company worker that needed to do a gas line inspection. Piette was allowed inside the home by Jasmer, she then allowed a man, identified as Michael Felsch, 38, into the residence. Felsch was armed with an undisclosed weapon. Jasmer told detectives that Felsch threatened him, and fearing for his safety he grabbed a gun and fired several shots at Felsch, striking him in the torso.
According to the Sheriff’s office Felsch and Piette then drove to Win River Casino and met Adam Zamora, 28, of Redding. Zamora drove Felsch to Mercy Hospital in a GMC pickup, which he then abandoned at an area motel.
The pickup truck had been previously reported stolen and is still outstanding at this time.
The case is still being investigated, and Melanie Piette is wanted by detectives.
Anyone with information should contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s office at 530-245-6135.
The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office has detained a person of interest in connection to a shooting incident near Win River Casino yesterday.
The sheriff’s office released images of the man and a truck who reportedly dropped off a gunshot victim outside Mercy Medical Center just after 2 p.m. yesterday afternoon. The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his torso and was last listed in critical, but stable condition.
Around the same time yesterday afternoon, sheriff deputies were dispatched to an incident near the casino on Lloyd Lane. When deputies arrived at the home on Lloyd Lane they found a subject with minor injuries resulting from what appeared to be a struggle. The sheriff’s office did not state if this subject was detained or arrested.
Just before 11 p.m. last night the sheriff’s office released images from surveillance cameras of the man who reportedly dropped off the victim at Mercy Medical Center. The man has been located and is currently being interviewed by investigators. Where or when the man was located was not released. The sheriff’s office has yet to release the names of any of the individuals involved in this incident.
The sheriff’s office plans on releasing more information regarding the incident later today.
Although the suspect seen on surveillance footage was found, the truck used to drop off the gunshot victim is still outstanding.