Shasta County man arrested twice in as many months for alleged reckless discharge of a firearm
Above: Solomon Lewis booking photo | Redding PD
A Shasta County man currently out bail was arrested again following the alleged negligent discharge of a shotgun in a residential area, according to police.
In the early morning hours of November 13th, police dispatch began receiving reports of gunfire from the 1300 block of Churn Creek Road in Redding. The dispatcher even reported hearing gunshots in the background, police said, and responding officers utilized an armored rescue vehicle in the event of serious danger.
As officers arrived on scene, they were alerted that the person who’d fired the shots, identified as 22-year-old Solomon Lewis, was standing on the front porch of his residence. Officers responded to the residence and, indeed, found Lewis out front.
Officers learned that an argument had apparently broken out between Lewis and his family members, and that Lewis had allegedly armed himself with a shotgun, walked outside, and recklessly fired four shots into the air. Lewis lives in a densely populated area, surrounded by residences and apartment complexes, police said. No injuries were reported.
Lewis was ultimately arrested and booked at the Shasta County jail on suspicion of felony negligent discharge of a firearm.
Police say that, at the time of his arrest, Lewis was already out on bail, having been arrested on October 9th for allegedly discharging a firearm at Foundry Square.