Update, 7:30 a.m., Thursday
Authorities identified the man who they said threatened to kill people and fired a “smaller AK-47 style assault rifle” into a home near Win-River Casino on Wednesday night.
Shasta County sheriff’s officials said Brian McCain fired the rifle into a home where his family members live in the 1900 block of Redding Rancheria Road.
In a news release, the sheriff’s department said McCain began yelling profanity at deputies as they were trying to get him to come out peacefully.
McCain came out unarmed several minutes later, but he didn’t follow commands and then fought with deputies before he was finally arrested, investigators said.
McCain was booked into the Shasta County jail on suspicion of resisting arrest and firing a gun in a grossly negligent manner, sheriff’s officials said.
Investigators have not announced a motive for the shooting.
Update, 7:30 p.m.:
A man is in custody after sheriff’s officials said he threatened to kill people and fired a “smaller AK-47-style assault rifle” into a home where his family members live near Win-River Casino on Wednesday night.
No one was injured, according to Shasta County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jose Gonzalez. The man has not yet been identified by authorities, although they said he is in his 40s.
Gonzalez said the man’s mother called dispatchers at 5:08 p.m. and said her son had fired “several” shots into a home on the 1900 block of Redding Rancheria Road and named specific people he wanted to kill.
Others in the area called 911, and Gonzalez said gunshots were still being heard at 5:15 p.m. Deputies arrived, shut down incoming traffic and set up a perimeter around the home.
At some point, the man was in the home, and law enforcement asked the man to come out peacefully using their radio speakers. After several minutes, Gonzalez said the man came out of the front door and was arrested without further incident.
Gonzalez said details on what potential charges the man could face will be announced at a later time.
Gonzalez said the man lives in the area and has family members who live in the home, though it’s not clear if the man himself lives in the same home he fired into.
“At this point, we don’t know a motive,” Gonzalez said.
Several other agencies responded to the incident, including the Anderson Police Department and California Highway Patrol, which sent cars and a helicopter. A California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection pickup truck was also seen in the area.
Law enforcement performed a quick search of the home but found no bullet marks or weapons inside, Gonzalez said.
Gonzalez said the sheriff’s office will take the lead on the investigation.
Nearby roads that were closed down for about an hour have since reopened.
Police are investigating report of shots fired in the area of Win-River Casino on Wednesday.
A call came into Shasta County’s emergency dispatch center that shots had been fired in the 1900 block of Redding Rancheria Road. Dispatchers also were told there was a suicidal person in the area, as well.
The casino is at 2100 Redding Rancheria Road, west of Highway 273 just south of Redding.
The call came in at 5:08 p.m. according to emergency dispatchers. It wasn’t clear how the casino was being affected. A person who answered the phone said people were being blocked from coming inside the casino while police investigated the incident.
A reporter is on the way to the scene. Check back for updates to this story.
Damon Arthur is the Record Searchlight’s resources and environment reporter. He is among the first on the scene at breaking news incidents, reporting real time on Twitter at @damonarthur_RS. Damon is part of a dedicated team of journalists who investigate wrongdoing and find the unheard voices to tell the stories of the North State. He welcomes story tips at 530-338-8834 and [email protected] Help local journalism thrive by subscribing today!