Man calls deputies to tell them he is shooting off his 357

Man calls deputies to tell them he is shooting off his 357
Photo: Fisher’s residence (KRCR)

REDDING – On January 13th at 9:00 a.m. the Shasta Area Safety Communications Agency, received a call from a man who announced he that was shooting off his 357 magnum pistol.

The caller was identified as 53-year-old Randy Fisher of Redding.  Fisher told the person who took his call that he would”put his firearms in the dryer when law enforcement arrived.”

Deputies arrived to the residence on Turtle Lane. Later, black smoke rose from Fisher’s house. The suspect was outside, dressed in a bathrobe, trying to put out the fire with a garden hose.

He did not obey officers’ commands to step away and walk to the road. In fact, Fisher “began yelling profanity (sic) at officers as his trailer was almost fully engulfed and spreading to the surrounding trees.”

The situation continued pretty much the same – police attempting to have Fisher surrender, Fisher screaming profanities while he held his hose.

Multiple beanbag rounds fired at Fisher did not subdue him. However, it must have stirred him up, as he ran at the officers and was then “taken to the ground.” Still, he continued kicking and yelling on his way to the patrol car, and jail. It was also discovered that Fisher had methamphetamine in his bathrobe pocket.  Fisher was checked out by paramedics and medically cleared at SRMC before being booking into the Shasta County Jail.

He now faces charges of assault on a peace officer, obstructing and delaying a police officer, and possession of a controlled substance. Arson charges are pending.



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