Police arrest gunman after search of northern Redding neighborhood

REDDING, Calif. – Currently, several people living in Redding have received Code Red notifications to stay inside their homes on Baywood Dr. in the Northpoint neighborhood due to an incident that happened on Saturday.

According to the Redding Police Department, the incident was “active and ongoing” and takes place in the 4200 block of Baywood Rd. At the north end of Redding.

Police said there was a report of a man shooting an AR-style semi-automatic rifle at an apartment complex in the location above.

The suspect was described by police as an adult Hispanic male who was last seen wearing a black flat-billed cap, blue shirt, black pants with a green belt, and a backpack.

Police then learned that there was a second suspect and that he was also armed with a gun.

A victim then confronted Adam Parsons of Redding, 37, and asked him to leave the apartment complex. Parson then began to brandish his gun at the victim and fired at the ground.

Parsons then jumped over a fence and took off south toward Lake Blvd. via the Shasta Head Start property.

After the shooting, another resident of the apartment complex grabbed an AR-type semi-automatic rifle and walked towards the victim.

The resident, Shaun Dobbs, 31, identified himself as the apartment complex’s neighborhood warden.

Through an investigation, police learned that Dobbs had never fired the pistol but matched the gunman’s original description.

Parsons was then located by officers at the end of St. Patricks Avenue and taken into custody without further incident.

He provided officers with a false name and was determined to be on parole.

Parsons was taken to Shasta County Jail and faces multiple charges.