One man arrested after a family dispute in Redding ends with an attempted homicide

Redding police officials responded to reports of gunshots Friday night when an argument between a father and son resulted in an attempted homicide.

Posted: Mar 21, 2020 10:31 AM

REDDING, Calif. - Redding police officials responded to reports of gunshots Friday night when an argument between a father and son resulted in an attempted homicide. 

Police say this all happened on March 20, at 8:48 p.m., when officers from the Redding Police Department responded to the 1700 block of Henry Avenue on the report of several gunshots in the area. When officers arrived, they located Alonzo Shoulders, 57, of Redding, suffering from numerous facial injuries.

Officials say an investigation of the incident revealed that Alonzo Shoulders and his son, Michael Shoulders, 32, of Cottonwood, engaged in a physical altercation during a family dinner. During the confrontation, Alonzo Shoulders retrieved a handgun from a bedroom within the residence before he fired the revolver several times towards his son, Michael.

Police say the confrontation ended when Michael Shoulders was able to take physical control of the firearm and flee the scene in a vehicle. Michael Shoulders was uninjured during the altercation.

Redding Police say Alonzo Shoulders received medical treatment for his injuries before he was booked into the Shasta County Jail for the following: attempt homicide, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, domestic battery and negligent discharge of a firearm.

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