REDDING – On March 29, 2013 at 8:17 p.m. a male contacted the Redding Police Department and claimed he had been shot at five times while strolling in the 1300 block of Lake Boulevard. The man reported the suspects were in a white 4 door sedan and shot at him as they drove by. Officers responded and could not find the suspects. The victim was not physically hurt.
On March 31, 2013 at 8:08 p.m. yet another male contacted the Redding Police Department and claimed he had been assaulted while walking in the area of Lake Boulevard and Clay Street. The man said a white Toyota type vehicle pulled up to him, then four unrecognizable males assaulted him. After beating the victim, the suspects stole his wallet and cell phone. They took off in the vehicle and were not found by the police.
The following day at 7:18 p.m., a male called the Redding Police Department and reported he suffered a shot to the face while in the parking lot of the Tower Mart at 1495 Lake Boulevard. The man was taken care of at Shasta Regional Medical Center for a pellet wedged behind his eye. The victim will undergo surgery later this week at UC Davis. The occurrence at the Tower Mart was captured on video surveillance. The suspects who hastily evaded the scene in their vehicle were not found by police.
About one hour later, another man contacted the Redding Police Department and claimed he had been accosted by a young male while walking on Masonic Avenue. The suspect intimidated the victim with a knife and demanded items. The man refused and the suspect evaded the scene. Officers did not locate the suspect.
Two days later, the Redding Police Department identified two suspects involved in the occurrences listed. At 12:00 pm a traffic stop was commenced at the Tower Mart at 1495 Lake Boulevard on a white Nissan Sentra. Investigators got a hold of Jo Joe Henry William Alvarez, 20 years of Shasta Lake City, and DeAndre Dwayne Sutton-Wilson, 19 years of Cottonwood. Alvarez was positively identified by several witnesses as the shooter during the occurrences at the Tower Mart on April 1, 2013. Alvarez and Sutton-Wilson were both positively recognized by the victim in the robbery on March 31, 2013. Alvarez was positively recognized in the attempted robbery on April 1, 2013 on Masonic Avenue. Alvarez and Sutton-Wilson were arrested and taken to the Investigations Division. A pellet gun was found and confiscated during a search of the vehicle.
Investigators administered a search at an address in the 1800 block of Parallel Street in Shasta Lake City. Evidence was located during the search linking Alvarez and Sutton-Wilson to the listed occurrences.
Alvarez and Sutton-Wilson were both interrogated at the Investigations Division. Both admitted to their participation in each of the occurrences
Jo Joe Alvarez was booked into the Shasta County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, attempted robbery, and terrorist threats. Alvarez is also a documented gang member with the Redding Police Department. DeAndre Sutton-Wilson was booked into the Shasta County Jail for robbery.
Anyone who has more information should contact Sergeant Brian Barner Investigations Division at the Redding Police Department at 530-225-4214vi
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