One dead, suspect detained in south Redding shooting


On Friday, at approximately 6:10 p.m. Redding police say motorists in the area of Clear Creek Road about one mile west of State Route 273 in Redding reported a shooting involving two people. Officers with the Redding Police Department initially responded to the scene due to the location of occurrence being near the city and county limits on Clear Creek Road.

The location of the shooting was confirmed to be in the county's jurisdiction and deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the scene to take over the investigation.

Upon deputies’ arrival, they discovered the victim, Joseph Jehonathan Gill, 37, of Redding was located in a field north of Clear Creek Road. Officials say Gill was pronounced dead at the scene from apparent multiple gunshot wounds.

The other subject, the sheriff's office identified as Brady Evan Schumacher, 49, of Redding was detained as he was identified by witnesses as being responsible for the shooting. According to the sheriff's office, Gill and Schumacher knew each other but the motive behind the shooting is still unknown.

Detectives with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit were called out and took over the investigation which has been deemed a homicide.

Multiple witnesses to the shooting were interviewed on scene and several pieces of evidence consistent with witness statements was collected by crime scene personnel. Officials say the semi-auto handgun believed to be used during the homicide has been located and that no other information about the handgun will be released.

Schumacher was ultimately arrested for 187 PC, Murder and booked into the Shasta County Jail.

Officials say that no motorists or citizens were injured during the incident and there are no other suspects outstanding.

The sheriff's office says an autopsy will be conducted on Gill next week to determine cause of death.

If anyone has information about this investigation they are urged to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135 or by email at

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