REDDING, Calif. (AP) – Police say an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer fatally shot a suspected intruder at his Redding home.
The Redding Police Department says officers first went to a home Sunday after receiving a call about a prowler trying break into it through the back door. The officers didn’t find the suspect.
The Sacramento Bee reports that while the officers were still in the area, a call was made from a nearby home owned by a CHP officer, reporting the shooting of an unidentified person trying to break into the house.
The suspect was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
Redding police say the identity of the suspect will be released after his family is notified. The identity of the off-duty officer will not be released at this time.
The investigation is ongoing.