Man arrested after allegedly shooting at resident who asked him to leave apartment complex
Photo: Adam Garrett Parsons arrest | Redding PD
A Shasta County man has been arrested after allegedly loitering inside an apartment complex and shooting at a resident who confronted him, according to Redding police.
Police officers, deputies, and CHP responded on the afternoon of Saturday, October 2, to a reported shooting involving an AR-style weapon at an apartment complex on Baywood Drive. At the scene, officers learned that a man — later identified as 37-year-old Adam Garrett Parsons — had been loitering inside the property and had fired a shot from a semi-automatic pistol at a resident who asked him to leave. Parsons then fled south toward Lake Boulevard.
At some point during the initial incident, another resident at the complex — identified as 31-year-old Shaun Dobbs — reportedly armed himself with an AR-style rifle and came to the victim’s assistance.
It turned out that Dobbs, who identified himself as neighborhood watch for the complex, was the person witnesses had described to police, but he was cooperative with investigators and found to have not fired his weapon at any point, police said.
Officers soon located Parsons near St. Patrick’s Avenue and took him into custody without incident, and the resident of the apartment complex positively identified him as the person who’d fired the shot.
Parsons, who was also found to be a parolee-at-large, was booked on suspicion of exhibiting a firearm in a threatening manner, negligent discharge of a firearm, providing a false identification to a police officer, and parole violation. The gun he allegedly used was not recovered.