UPDATE: Officer-involved shooting in downtown Redding


On Saturday, July 5, 2014, at 1719 hours, officers from the Redding Police Department responded to the 1200 block of Liberty Street in Redding regarding a suicidal subject armed with a  shotgun.  The  Suspect  who  was  subsequently  shot  by  Redding  Police  Officers  has  been identified as Daniel Joseph Copeland. Copeland has been treated and released from the hospital.Copeland has been booked in the Shasta County Jail on the  listed charges.  Additionally, Detectives learned that  prior to  officer’s arrival, Copeland discharged the shotgun inside his residence  to  build  up  courage  to  shoot  himself.

245(C) PC: Assault Firearm on Peace Officer

246.3 PC: Negligent Discharge of Firearm

417 (C) PC: Brandish Firearm at Peace Officer

The  Suspect  was  ultimately  placed  into  handcuffs  and  was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital for treatment. The Suspect is in stable condition and has been talking with officers and detectives. No one else was injured during this incident.     The six involved officers have been placed on paid Administrative Leave, pending an internal investigation, pursuant to Redding Police Department policy. The  Shasta  County  Multi-Agency  Officer Involved  Critical Incident  Protocol  was initiated by the Redding Police Department.  The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit is leading the investigation. The Redding Police Department and Shasta County District Attorney’s Office are assisting. The public can expect the Suspect identity to be released, early next week once Detectives/Investigators are able to complete the majority of their investigation.The involved officer’s names are being withheld at this time.

– Press Release

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