Redding Police Investigate Deputy’s Fatal Shooting

On Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 at 10:05 pm a Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop for a traffic violation on a 1991 Toyota pick up in the area of Cascade Boulevard and Oasis Road. As the driver slowed to a stop, a passenger exited the vehicle and ran south towards Interstate 5. The deputy remained with the vehicle and broadcast a suspect description to other law enforcement officers.

The suspect crossed the south and northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near the Oasis overpass. A Sheriff’s Deputy in the area located the suspect running northbound on Interstate 5 and attempted to affect an arrest. A violent struggle ensued where the suspect and deputy wrestled as the suspect attempted to gain control of the deputy’s gun and baton. A second deputy arrived on scene and shot the suspect with his service firearm to end the deadly struggle.

The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. The deputy involved in the struggle was transported to Mercy Medical Center where he was treated for head trauma. The identities of the deputies are being withheld as well as the identity of the suspect pending notification of next of kin. The deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave.

The Shasta County Multi-Agency Officer Involved Critical Incident Protocol was initiated to investigate the incident. The Redding Police Department was identified as the lead agency.

-from press release
A News Cafe, founded in Shasta County by Redding, CA journalist Doni Greenberg, is the place for people craving local Northern California news, commentary, food, arts and entertainment. Views and opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of

Comment Policy: We welcome your comments, with some caveats: Please keep your comments positive and civilized. If your comment is critical, please make it constructive. If your comment is rude, we will delete it. If you are constantly negative or a general pest, troll, or hater, we will ban you from the site forever. The definition of terms is left solely up to us. Comments are disabled on articles older than 90 days. Thank you. Carry on.
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments