Armed man killed in officer-involved shooting in Redding identified

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office said it has identified the man killed in an officer-involved shooting after firing at Redding Police officers Tuesday afternoon.

Posted: Apr 6, 2021 4:34 PM
Updated: Apr 7, 2021 3:55 PM

UPDATE: 12:53 p.m. Wednesday, April 7 - The Shasta County Sheriff's Office said it has identified the man killed in an officer-involved shooting after firing at Redding Police officers Tuesday afternoon.

A Deputy Coroner Investigator was dispatched to Court Street near Grandview Avenue in Redding for an officer-involved shooting investigation.

The suspect was identified as 26-year-old Devin Wyteagle Kuykendall of Redding. The Coroner's Office said the man's next-of-kin has been notified and a postmortem examination will be scheduled. The case remains under investigation.

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REDDING, Calif. – An armed person died in an officer-involved shooting after the suspect discharged several rounds, Redding Police Department said.

The police department determined the location of a stolen vehicle in downtown Redding at about 1 p.m. on Tuesday, police said.

The vehicle was described as a 2004 White Ford F-250 and officers began checking the neighborhood near Leland Ave.

The vehicle was located by officers as the pickup was driving recklessly on Grange Street.

Officers initiated a pursuit when the suspect refused to yield to the police. The suspect sped off southbound on Polk Street and turned westbound onto Ellis Street.

The suspect continued to drive recklessly after police ended the pursuit for the safety of the public. The vehicle continued on State Route 273 when it collided with a passenger car traveling northbound. The three people in the vehicle were not injured.

The suspect fled the pickup and began running westbound towards Veda Street and Terrill Street while armed with a rifle.

Officer began to chase the suspect when the suspect fired several shots at officers who were pursuing the suspect.

The suspect then began running southbound on the railroad tracks for about 200 yards before turning around and running north on the railroad tracks.

The suspect ran across Railroad Ave. toward businesses in the 3500 block of Railroad Ave.

The suspect continued running toward a residential area when the suspect fired another round near the 3500 block of Court Street.

On the east curb of Court Street, the suspect approached a vehicle with a door open and fired shots into the air when a Redding Police Officer fired at the suspect using his department-issued patrol rifle.

The suspect fell to the ground and officers took the suspect into custody and performed medical aid.

Medics at the scene pronounced the suspect dead at the scene.

Redding police said an unidentified female fled from the suspect's pickup after the collision.

A neighbor, Brandon Brown, provided Action News Now with a video of a person caught on his Ring Camera. In the video, the person is seen running through the street with a rifle in his hand. Police confirmed the person in the video was the suspect.

Shortly after the suspect ran out of the camera's picture, gunshots were heard in the video.

The Redding Police Department used the Multi-Agency Critical Incident Protocol and is working with Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Shasta County District Attorney’s Office, Anderson Police Department and California Highway Patrol.

The Redding police department is urging people to contact them with any information at (530) 225-4200.

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