Redding Police: Man accused of shooting at teen son of woman he’d allegedly been stalking
Above: Tyler Collins booking photo | Redding PD
Redding police have announced the arrest of 35-year-old Tyler Collins on suspicion of attempted murder.
Early on the morning of Monday, February 14th, officers arrested Collins on the 300 block of Woodhill Drive after a woman called dispatch to report that he was in her house. After Collins’s arrest, officers swept the house and reportedly found a shotgun Collins had brought with him.
Police say Collins had been wanted in connection to an attempted murder on January 11th. In that incident, officers had responded to the 300 block of Woodhill Drive to investigate an alleged shooting.
Collins, who had allegedly been stalking the woman, had shown up at her house, only to be chased away by the victim’s 16-year-old son. During the chase, Collins allegedly drew a handgun and fired multiple shots at the teen from about ten feet away, then fled with an unidentified individual in a waiting pickup, police said. The teen was not injured.
Collins has been booked at the Shasta County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, felon in possession of a firearm, and violation of parole. For those wondering about his eyes in the photo, they are closed and his eyelids are tattooed.