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Shasta County Sheriff's Office locate 'armed and dangerous' suspect

Officials say they have found and arrested Montgomery after a five-day search.

Posted: Nov 28, 2019 1:17 PM
Updated: Dec 3, 2019 8:35 PM

UPDATE 8:15 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 - Officials say they have found and arrested Montgomery after they declared the case "high priority".

Officials say they continued their search on Tuesday in the area of Round Mountain, Montgomery Creek and other parts of the Intermountain area.

They also say they had made the case "High Priority" because they did believe Montgomery to be armed and dangerous.

Around 2:30 p.m., a Fish and Wildlife warden pulled a Jeep over in a traffic enforcement stop in the area of Black Ranch Road and the old McCloud Railroad in Burney. In the passenger seat was Montgomery.

The warden immediately detained the suspect and requested assistance from deputies who arrived and took custody of him.

24-year-old Montgomery admitted to the Nov. 27 shooting and was then arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, negligent discharge of a firearm and felon in possession of a firearm.

He also had felony warrants out for his arrest where he was booked into the Shasta County Jail.


SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - The Shasta County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who is believed to be armed and dangerous after deputies responded to reports of a gunshot from the Montgomery Creek Market.

Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Burney Division responded to the Montgomery Creek Market, to the report of a shooting that occurred in the parking lot at about 8:15 p.m., deputies said.

Once deputies arrived on the scene, they said all of the involved parties had left. Deputies said they were able to locate the victim, 28-year-old Matreyo Mastrangelo-Mitchell, from Montgomery Creek.

Throughout the investigation, deputies said the incident was captured on surveillance video. The video showed the victim, Mitchell sitting in his car in the parking lot of the Montgomery Creek Market when 24-year-old Shane Montgomery arrived in his car.

Montgomery was seen exiting his car with what appeared to be a long gun, as Mitchell attempted to escape; a single gunshot can be seen on the surveillance footage, according to deputies.

Mitchell was not injured during this incident.

Deputies attempted to locate Montgomery throughout the night but he has not been located at this time.

This is still an ongoing investigation. Deputies said Montgomery is still believed to be armed and dangerous.

The Sheriff’s Office said they do not believe the general public is in danger at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this case or Montgomery’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at 530-245-6540.

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