EXCLUSIVE: Cell phone video captures exactly what happened at a deadly officer involved shooting Tuesday night in Redding on Boulder Creek Drive. Only on KRCR News Channel 7 at 5 & 5:30 we’ll show you what happens the next time the suspect opens the door and walks outside. #KRCR #GetTheFactsRight

Posted by Madison Wade on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Above: Video taken at the scene of last night’s OIS.

Shasta County Sheriff’s Department press release: 

On 01/05/16, Tuesday, at approximately 1747 hours, multiple reporting parties called SHASCOM to report a subject was shooting a firearm into apartments in the 273 block of Boulder Creek Road, Redding CA.  Callers reported 6-8 gunshots were fired as officers from the Redding Police Department were dispatched to the location.

At approximately 1810 hours, officers from the Redding Police Department arrived on scene and were directed to the subject’s location inside apartment #A at 273 Boulder Creek Road.  

Officers made verbal contact with the subject, described as a white adult male in his 50’s via a patrol car PA system. The suspect would open the door to the apartment briefly and yell at the officers.  Witnesses on scene later advised detectives that the suspect was upset about the recent legislation regarding gun laws issued by President Obama. The suspect was not compliant with officers who directed the suspect to exit his apartment with his hands up. During this time, officers attempted to subdue the suspect by utilizing less lethal bean bag rounds which had no effect on the suspect’s compliance.  An attempt to utilize a police K-9 to subdue the suspect was also unsuccessful.  

After further commands by officers for the suspect to surrender, the suspect exited the apartment holding a handgun in his right hand, leveling it at officers who were tactically positioned outside his apartment, in the parking lot near parked vehicles and nearby trees. Nine officers engaged the suspect with handguns and rifles subsequently striking the suspect multiple times.  The suspect was declared deceased on scene.  

The Shasta County Officer Involved Critical Incident Protocol was activated and assisting agencies responded to assist. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit took over the officer involved shooting investigation.  Officers with CHP MAIT team assisted with the crime scene investigation.  

During the initial investigation, cell phone video footage was obtained from a neighbor that depicted the moments prior to and during the officer involved shooting.  The video footage corroborated statements obtained on scene by civilian witnesses and law enforcement witnesses.  The video footage is evidence in the investigation and will not be released to the public or media.  Inside the suspects apartment a 9mm Beretta handgun was found with a spent shell casing in the chamber and live rounds in its inserted magazine.  At this time it is undermined if the suspect fired at the officers. 

The name of the suspect will be released once proper notification has been completed with next of kin.  An autopsy will be conducted early next week.

Detectives, Investigator and Crime Scene Personnel are still processing the scene for evidence and interviewing witnesses.  If anyone has information they are asked to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit, 530-245-6135 or mcu@co.shasta.ca.us

ABOVE: Lt. Pete Brindley, with the Redding Police Department, speaks with reporters at the scene.