Redding Police: Women chased and shot at by armed suspect

Redding Police: Women chased and shot at by armed suspect
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REDDING — A 40-year-old man was arrested last weekend after two women called police to report that an armed suspect was chasing and shooting at them in downtown Redding.

After receiving a frantic 9-1-1 call, officers descended on the area of Market and Tehama Streets to find a Chevy Tahoe crashed into a building, but no one around.

suspect's shotgunThe victims were found several blocks away. Investigators learned the two had been near the 1500 block of Nancy Court when a man, later identified as Kevin Butcher of Redding, allegedly confronted them while armed with a shotgun.

The victims fled in their vehicle and Butcher chased them in his own, firing rounds at them as they sped through town.

Desperate to escape, the victims ultimately crashed their vehicle at the intersection of Market and Tehama and fled on foot.

Officers arrived moments later and found Butcher, armed with a loaded shotgun matching the description provided by the victims. Witness testimony and evidence gathered by officers also corroborated their account.

Butcher was then jailed on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm at a motor vehicle.

Redding Police: Women chased and shot at by armed suspect was last modified: September 4th, 2019 by admin
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