Igo landlord/tenant dispute leads to man shot in face – one arrested

IGO — A Shasta County man was arrested after calling 911 to report that he had shot another man in the face during a landlord/tenant dispute early this morning, Friday, Sept. 6. The early-morning shooting, which left the victim in critical condition, happened at a rural Igo property on Yolla Bolla Rd., in the Trinity Alps Preserve.


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Shasta County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene at 12:31 a.m., after the alleged suspect, later identified as 20-year-old, Buck Carlile, called 911 to report the shooting, Shasta County Sheriff’s Sgt. Fernandez reported this morning.

Official radio traffic at the time indicated Carlile and his father were still on the property parked in a white Ford Ranger. While waiting for deputies to arrive, Carlile remained on the phone with SHASCOM dispatchers he advised he was in possession of two firearms, an unspecified .22 caliber weapon and a shotgun. Officials did not specify which of the two weapons he shot the victim in the face with.

As deputies were responding to the area they requested emergency dispatchers to advise Carlile and his father when they arrived, the pair were to exit their vehicle while unarmed with their hands in the air. Radio traffic indicated the alleged suspect remained cooperative throughout the time he was speaking with the 911 dispatchers.

When deputies arrived at the scene they quickly located and detained Carlile and his father without incident.

After detaining the pair, deputies located the victim, Nicholas Derossett, 39, “who sustained a single gunshot wound to the face,” according to Fernandez.

Based on the severity of his injuries, a REACH helicopter was summoned to transport Derossett to Mercy Hospital, where he is currently listed in critical condition.

During their subsequent investigation, officials learned Carlile and Derossett live on the same property and have been involved an ongoing eviction dispute, Fernandez reported.

“Carlile went to Derosett’s residence to confront Derossett about being evicted,” Fernandez explained. “During the dispute Carlile brandished a firearm and shot Derossett.”

Based on their investigation officials arrested Carlile for assault with a deadly weapon/firearm. He was later transported to the Shasta County jail where he was booked.

The Sheriff’s investigation is ongoing and Carlile could end up facing additional charges related to the violent encounter.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact SHASCOM at (530) 245-6540. Callers can refer to incident file number 19S033296 and can remain anonymous.

Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved last year to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta 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. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s 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 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.


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