STATEMENT FROM FAMILY ADDED: Police Shoot Suicidal Man Near Red Bluff Campus

Red Bluff

Posted: Jun. 6, 2018 3:53 PM
Updated: Jun. 9, 2018 11:29 AM

Update Friday 6-8-2018 - The Flores family has issued a statement.

The family of Abraham (Abe) Flores would like to thank everyone who has supported our family during this difficult time. Abe successfully coped with his mental illness until just recently he was diagnosed with a brain tumor that was affecting his motor skills, memory and speech. Because of Abe’s desire to be private and not worry his family we were unaware of the emotional impact that this made on him. Prior to his illness and even while he was managing it he was a wonderful human being he was a loving son, brother and an amazing uncle. Our prayers go out to the officers and the first responders as this is a difficult time for all of us. We would like to ask for privacy during this difficult time and we request that personal opinions and comments stay off of social media and public forums.
Thank you from the family of Abraham (Abe) Flores.

RED BLUFF, Calif. - Tehama County Sheriff's Deputies fatally shot an armed suspect, prompting the lockdown of a nearby community college in Red Bluff.

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnson says that a 34-year-old Los Molinos man was shot twice after leveling a rifle at officers.

 Johnson said the man's girlfriend called 911 earlier in the day, to report the man was armed and suicidal. He was located just south of the Shasta Community College Tehama campus .

Johnson said deputies negotiated with the man for about 45 minutes and he urged deputies to shoot him. They did not release the man's name.

Classes at the community college were canceled for the day. No other injuries were reported.

 The California Department of Justice is investigating.

Here is another story about this fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Red Bluff

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