New Details: Voicemail Records Sounds Of Officer Involved Shooting


COTTONWOOD, Calif. - New details emerged in the officer involved shooting, which happened Tuesday morning on Happy Valley Road after a driver allegedly brought a CHP officer on pursuit while waving a gun at one point, according to Shasta County Deputies.

The suspect who drove the Truck is Billy Kinyon, according to the one passenger in the car that wasn't injured in the incident.

Not only did 30-year-old Wendy Michael walk away from the shooting unscathed, Michaels also recorded the shots being fired without even knowing.

During the chase, Michaels used her cell phone to call the mother of Michelle Short, who was the sixth month pregnant woman that took shrapnel to the head during the shooting.The phone call went to voicemail, which started recording seconds before at least two officers started to fire their weapons.

KRCR News Channel 7 heard at least 7 shots fired in the voicemail, and what appeared to be sounds of screaming.

Michaels hadn't heard the recording until we sat down with her Tuesday night. She responded by saying, "Those are all gun shots, huh?"

KRCR News Channel seven recorded video of Michaels being cuffed by officers at the scene of the shooting Tuesday morning. Michael's told us she was interviewed by Redding Police officers, had her cell phone confiscated, and was released from custody without charges.

Michelle Short was in the household during the interview, but couldn't talk because she was sleeping after having the shrapnel removed from her head.

Shasta Deputies say the driver sustained non-life threatening injuries from the shooting and is recovering at the hospital.

The Shasta County Sheriff's Department is heading the investigation with the Redding Police Department.

Stay with us as we learn new details.