REDDING — Officials say six Northern California police officers opened fire on a man who pointed a shotgun at them.
The Record Searchlight reported that the officers on Saturday received a call of an armed, suicidal man at a home in downtown Redding.
Brian Jackson of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office says the officers were speaking to a woman at the home when 28-year-old Daniel Joseph Copeland stepped outside, holding the shotgun he had fired before officers arrived.
Jackson says that the officers opened fire to defend themselves.
Officials say a police dog helped officers arrest Copeland.
A witness tells the newspaper that he heard about 20 gunshots, but it’s unclear if Copeland fired at officers.
Copeland was treated at a hospital and booked into jail. Nobody was seriously injured.