REDDING: Officials investigating after shooting victim brought to hospital

REDDING — Officials have confirmed they are conducting an investigation after a shooting victim showed up at Shasta Regional Medical Center for treatment, early Saturday morning, Sept. 23.

The victim, who Redding police officers identified as Tristan Jon Taylor, 19, of Redding, “had been shot once through the leg with a handgun just prior to arriving at the hospital,” Redding Police Sgt. Shawn McGinnis explained in a written press release.

The investigation began about 3 a.m., after hospital officials contacted SHASCOM to inform them regarding the shooting victim. When police responded to the hospital they learned Taylor was being treated or a single gunshot wound. His condition was listed as stable.

While investigating the shooting incident, officers interviewed witnesses, who “gave several conflicting statements regarding what happened,” said McGinnis.

Officers are still investigating the incident and have asked anyone with information about the shooting or who witnessed the incident to contact the Redding Police Department at (530) 225-4200. Callers can refer to incident file number 17-70443 and can remain anonymous.


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Trevor Montgomery, who recently moved from Riverside County to Shasta County, runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 27 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 14 grandchildren.

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