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Cottonwood man sentenced to prison for shooting neighbors car and home

The location of the original incident was on Prospect Peak Ct in the Lake California subdivision on Sept. 29, 2019.

Posted: Sep 30, 2019 11:14 AM
Updated: Aug 8, 2020 2:51 PM

UPDATED 1:50 p.m., Saturday, August 8, 2020 - The Tehama County District Attorney has announced that Jay Kitchen was sentenced to 15 years in state prison for the crimes he was charged with, including shooting at an uninhabited dwelling, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, and first-degree burglary with use of a firearm.

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COTTONWOOD, Calif.  - Shots were fired at a residence located on Prospect Peak Court in the Lake California subdivision on Sept. 29, around 9:30 p.m., police said.

48-year-old Jay Kitchen shot multiple rounds striking neighbor 34-year-old Eric Brown's vehicle and house, police said. 

Kitchen entered Brown's home and fired several more rounds within the house, Brown left the house and waited for law enforcement to arrive, police said. 

No injuries were reported. Deputies located several bullet holes at the scene consistent with what Brown told the police. During a search of Kitchen's residence deputies found multiple firearms which were believed to have been used during the attack, deputies said.

Kitchen was arrested and booked into the Tehama County Jail, the investigation is ongoing and deputies are working to determine the motive for Kitchen's attack on Brown.

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