Sunday, July 21, 2024

[UPDATE: Fatality]Man Reportedly Shot in the Chest After Alleged Trespassing Incident in Redwood Valley

Emergency police traffic featured
[Stock photo by Matt LaFever]

Reports out of Redwood Valley this evening indicate a possible trespassing incident resulted in a property owner shooting an alleged trespasser. The suspected shooter is detained and the victim is reportedly not breathing.

Scanner traffic beginning around 7:51 p.m. indicated that a victim was reportedly shot in the chest at the 2000 block of Richards Road which prompted law enforcement and emergency personnel to respond Code 3 (with lights and sirens to the location).

Scanner traffic suggests the reporting party was the shooter. Dispatchers gave the reporting party explicit instructions about securing the firearm.

UPDATE 8:12 p.m.: Emergency personnel are reporting the gunshot victim has three gun shots in the chest and does not appear to be breathing or have a pulse. CPR is in progress.

UPDATE 8:23 p.m.: Personnel on scene confirmed the patient has passed away as a result of the gunshot wounds.

Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.

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Matt LaFever
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I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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