RED BLUFF, Calif. – A Red Bluff police officer stopped by a home on Walbridge Street early Saturday morning where first responders were treating a man who was having breathing issues. The officer ended up calling in the department’s Investigations Unit when the incident was discovered to be an attempted murder.
Shortly before 2:00 a.m. on Saturday morning dispatch received the call. According to police responders used CPR on the man who had not been breathing. He was taken to the local hospital where he is in critical condition.
The 39-year-old man was struck on the head with an unknown object during a fight outside the home, said police later Saturday morning.
Because of the victim’s condition he was unable to provide officers with information about any suspect. Police did say they discovered evidence at the scene that they are working with in their investigation.
Police consider this to be an isolated incident. They do not believe the general public is in any danger.
If you have information on this assault, which is being considered an attempted murder by the Red Bluff Police Department, please call and talk to an investigator at (530) 527-3131.