Shasta County DA: Redding officer acted lawfully in Dec. 2017 shooting

REDDING, Calif. - The Shasta County District Attorney’s Office said a Redding police officer was acting lawfully in a fatal December 2017 shooting, according to a press release sent on Tuesday.

Posted: Apr. 24, 2018 4:05 PM
Updated: Apr. 24, 2018 4:14 PM

REDDING, Calif. - The Shasta County District Attorney’s Office said a Redding police officer was acting lawfully in a fatal December 2017 shooting, according to a press release sent on Tuesday.

According to the agency, on Dec. 8, 2017, Redding police responded to a report of a disturbance at the 2600 block of Wilson Ave., at about 2 a.m.

Arriving officers entered the home and found a man identified as Vernchoy John Saechao, 22, of Redding, who appeared to be drunk and running from authorities.

Saechao then fired multiple shots at officers, causing police to return fire and ultimately kill him.

An autopsy for Saechao will be conducted next Tuesday, said the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.

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