The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 08-12-2022, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Adventist Health Mendocino Coast (Fort Bragg, CA) for a report of an adult male deceased with an apparent gunshot wound.
Through their investigation, Deputies identified the shooting location as being in the 31000 block of Highway 20 in Fort Bragg. Sheriff’s Detectives were contacted to respond to the scene and hospital to continue the investigation.
The deceased adult male was identified as being Daniel Shealor and following an autopsy on 08-17-2022 his death was determined to be a homicide.
Through follow-up investigations, multiple witnesses were identified. Over the course of the following two weeks, numerous interviews were conducted with Sheriff’s Detectives traveling throughout the Northern California coast attempting to locate these witnesses.
The investigation revealed probable cause to establish Shayne Wrede as the suspect in the shooting.
Sheriff’s Detectives were aware Wrede, who was currently out on bail, failed to appear at the Mendocino County Superior Court on 08-16-2022 for a scheduled court appearance (jury trial setting) related to a prior Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office case from 12-14-2020. For further information refer to the following link:
Wrede’s failure to appear on 08-16-2022 resulted in a felony arrest warrant being issued for his arrest.
On 08-25-2022, with the assistance of the US Marshal Service Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force of the Northern and Eastern Districts of CA, Wrede was observed in the 3800 block of Roseville Road in Sacramento (California) at about 2:15 PM.
When US Marshal’s attempted to take Wrede into custody for his outstanding warrant and the pending homicide case, he fled from law enforcement personnel.
Based on circumstances of the active case with a weapon remaining outstanding coupled with his previous criminal history, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was activated and responded to the location.
With the assistance of the Sacramento Police Department, Sacramento County Probation, Placer County Sheriff’s Office Air Operations and the US Marshal’s Task force, Wrede was eventually located in the general area where he fled at about 6:30 PM and was taken into custody without incident.
Wrede was transported back to Mendocino County and booked into the Mendocino County Jail for the listed charges, where he was to be held in lieu of $575,000.00 bail.
Sheriff’s Detectives are continuing to follow-up on leads related to this investigation and ask for the public’s assistance with regard to surveillance footage in the immediate area of the 31000 block of Highway 20 in Fort Bragg.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Mendocino County Sheriff’s Detectives by calling 707-463-4086 or the MCSO Tip-Line at 707-234-2100.
In addition to the above-mentioned law enforcement agencies, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office would also like to thank the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office, California Highway Patrol, Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office, Del Norte County District Attorney’s Office, Crescent City Police Department and the CDCR Pelican Bay Special Response Team for their assistance in this investigation.