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Man Holding Infant Shoots Alleged Attacker in Self-Defense

A man shot and killed another man yesterday in Redding after the victim was allegedly attacking him and an infant baby he was holding.

Posted: Aug. 23, 2018 12:53 PM
Updated: Aug. 23, 2018 4:33 PM

UPDATE 4:31 p.m. Thursday, August 23, 2018 - Police have identified the decedent as Burl William Hall II, 32, of Shasta Lake. 

Hall suffered from a traumatic gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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REDDING, Calif. - A man shot and killed another man yesterday in Redding after the victim was allegedly attacking him and an infant baby he was holding.

Travis William Hutchinson, 31, of Tehama County, was helping a girlfriend's cousin study for a math test when a man already at the residence got into a fight with several other individuals that were at the house. 

The men fighting left the house after the homeowner threatened to call police and continued to fight outside. 

Hutchinson stepped out onto the porch to try to convince the men to stop fighting, but it made one of the men angry and he then started to attack Hutchinson. He charged Hutchinson and began striking him in the head and face while he was holding an infant. 

During the attack, the infant slipped out of his hands, but he was able to catch the baby before it struck the concrete porch in front of the residence. Hutchinson continued to be attacked by the man. 

Hutchinson - who was armed with a concealed handgun and is a lawful concealed weapons holder - fired one round at the man, stopping the attack. 

The decedent was struck in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene. Police noted later that the decedent has a lengthy criminal history and was a registered sex offender. 

Hutchinson gave a statement to the police that was consistent with the information provided by witnesses of the shooting and was ultimately released. 

Hutchinson received minor injuries and the infant was not injured. 

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