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Police arrest armed man after search in north Redding neighborhood

Action News Now is investigating a Redding Police Department incident that occurred on Baywood Rd. concerning a man with a semi-automatic handgun.

Posted: Oct 2, 2021 6:40 PM
Updated: Oct 4, 2021 11:18 AM

REDDING, Calif. - Currently several people who live in Redding received a Code Red notifications to stay inside of their homes on Baywood Dr. in the Northpoint neighborhood due to an incident that happened on Saturday.

According to the Redding Police Department, the incident was "active and ongoing" and is taking place at the 4200 block of Baywood Rd. at the north end of Redding.

Police said there was a report of a man who shot an AR-style semiautomatic riles in an apartment complex at the above location. 

The suspect was described by police as a Hispanic male adult who was last seen wearing a black, flat-billed ball cap, a blue shirt, black pants with a green belt and a backpack.

Police then learned there was a second suspect and was also armed with a firearm. 

A victim then confronted  37-year-old Garret Parsons of Redding and asked him to leave the apartment complex. Parson then began to wave the gun at the victim and fired at the ground.

Parsons then jumped a fence and took off southbound towards Lake Blvd. through the Shasta Head Start property. 

After the shot was fired, a different resident at the apartment complex grabbed an AR-style semiautomatic rifle and went to the victim. 

The resident, 31-year-old Shaun Dobbs, identified himself as the neighborhood watch of the apartment complex.

Through an investigation, police learned Dobbs never fire the gun but matched the initial description of the armed man. 

Parsons was then located by officers at the end of St. Patricks Ave. and was taken into custody without further incident. 

He provided a fake name to officers and was determined to be a Parolee at Large.

Parsons was taken to the Shasta County Jail and is facing multiply charges. 

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