On May 21st, 2018, at approximately 9:57 P.M., Redding Police Officers responded to Circle K, at 1000 Hartnell Avenue in Redding, regarding a shooting that had just occurred. Investigation revealed the victim, Tristen Vanderburgh, 18 years of Redding, was shot twice during a dispute. Vanderburgh transported himself to Mercy Medical Center for treatment. Two bullets were removed from Vanderburgh, who has since been released from the hospital.
Investigators immediately began following up on leads and collecting evidence. Investigators learned Vanderburgh was shot by 18 year old Tylor Loki Ward of Redding. A warrant for the arrest of Ward was obtained and information regarding his location lead investigators to 2010 Oxford Lane in east Redding. A search warrant was authored for the Oxford Lane residence. Investigators executed the search warrant on May 23rd, 2018, with assistance from the Neighborhood Police Unit. Ward was arrested in the front yard of the Oxford Lane residence without incident. Additional witnesses and evidence were also located.
Ward was transported to the Redding Police Department where he was interviewed regarding the shooting. Ward confessed to shooting Vanderburgh during a dispute. Ward was booked into the Shasta County Jail on charges of attempted murder, assault with a firearm, and being armed with a firearm during the commission of a felony.
The Redding Police Department is grateful for the assistance of several local businesses who provided surveillance video documenting various portions of this crime.