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Corning Police investigating deadly shooting, victims identified

Corning Police officers are now investigating a deadly motel shooting that happened Sunday night.

Posted: Aug 10, 2020 7:20 AM
Updated: Aug 19, 2020 6:49 PM

UPDATE: 6:40 p.m., Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - The Corning Police Department has identified the two men shot at the motel as Angelo Spears and Nicholas Valdez, both of Corning.

According to officials, 24-year-old Spears was shot in his chest and killed. 20-year-old Valdez was shot in his arm and was treated and released for the wound.

This is an ongoing investigation.


CORNING, Calif. - Officers with the Corning Police Department responded to a call of shots fired at the Super 8 Motel in Corning late on the night of Aug. 9.

Officers said on scene they found a trail of blood leading to one of the rooms. That room had bullet holes in the door and siding. Police found no one inside the room. 

While investigating, police say two people showed up at St. Elizabeths Hospital with bullet wounds. One of those people died from their injuries. The other was treated and released. 

Corning Police officers say they are working with Tehama County Major Crimes Unit for the investigation. Action News Now is working to learn more information.

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