REDDING: Officials investigating after man shot with arrow

REDDING — Deputies are investigating an assault with a deadly weapon after a man was shot with an arrow, early Friday morning, Jan. 5, according to sheriff’s officials.

Shasta County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a home on the 11000 Block of Alee Lane in Redding, about 7:44 a.m., Redding Police Sergeant Caleb MacGregor explained after the shooting and investigation.

When deputies and other emergency first responders arrived at the scene they located the victim and several other people who were at the home when the shooting happened.

Paramedics began treating the victim, who was identified as John David Barrett, 46, of Redding, and determined Barrett suffered a penetrating wound to his upper torso when he was shot with the arrow, according to MacGregor.

Medics eventually transported Barrett to an area hospital where he was treated for a “non-life threatening wound.

During their subsequent investigation, deputies interviewed numerous people at the home where Barrett was shot with the arrow. Deputies also canvassed the area and interviewed a number of nearby residents; however, “no witnesses to the shooting have been identified,” and deputies were not able to locate Barrett’s assailant, according to MacGregor.

Although the identity of the suspect is unknown, Shasta County sheriff’s officials are following up on a number of investigative leads in their effort to identify the person who shot Barrett with the arrow.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident and investigation is encouraged to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office by calling (530) 245-6540. Callers can refer to incident file number 18-540 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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