Body identified in South Redding shooting
Update as of Thursday, August 23 at 4:30 pm
The deceased man was positively identified as 34-year-old Burl William Hall II of Shasta Lake.
Hall suffered a traumatic injury as the result of an apparent gunshot wound.
Hall's next-of-kin has been notified and a postmortem examination has been scheduled. The shooting is still under investigation by the Redding Police Department.
A licensed concealed weapon holder shot and killed a man trying to attack him as he held a baby outside a Redding home Wednesday night, according to Redding Police.
The Redding Police Department received a call around 6:00 pm reporting shots fired on the 4600 block of Harrison Ave, in south Redding.
According to Redding Police, 31-year-old Travis Hutchinson of Tehama County was at 4605 Harrison Lane to help his girlfriend's cousin study for a math test.
The alleged attacker was also in the house and got into a fight with several other people who were also in the house at the time.
Police said the attacker and another adult ultimately left the house after the homeowner threatened to call the police. The two continued the fight out in the street.
Hutchinson, who was holding a 4-month-old infant at the time stepped onto the porch of the home to try and convince the pair to stop fighting.
That's when police say the attacker became enraged with Hutchinson, charged him and began striking him in the head and face while Hutchinson was still holding the infant.
Hutchinson was almost knocked out from the blows to his head and the infant slipped out of his hands. Hutchinson was able to catch the infant before it hit the concrete porch, he told investigators.
The attacker continued to deliver blows to Hutchinson while he was holding the infant. Hutchinson was armed with a legally-obtained concealed weapon, and fired one round at the attacker, incapacitating him and stopping the attack.
"I was screaming who's the shooter and he said, 'it's me. I did it,' and I said, where's the gun and he produced it. That's when I not so nicely asked him to throw it into the yard," a neighbor said. Hutchinson was one of the first to shout "Call 9-1-1" and waited on the porch for police to arrive, distraught. "He produced [the gun] and waited there for police," the neighbor said.
The attacker suffered a bullet wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene. The attacker had a lengthy criminal history and was a registered sex offender.
Hutchinson told witnesses to call the police and an ambulance after the shooting. He remained on scene until Redding Police arrived. There were no other injuries as a result of the shooting.
Hutchinson provided a statement to police consistent with information provided by witnesses and was ultimately released.
The investigation will be submitted to the Shasta County District Attorney's Office for review. Redding Police are asking anyone with information regarding this shooting to please call the Redding Police Department at (530) 225-4256