An attempted murder investigation in Shasta County took an unusual turn Tuesday afternoon, as major crimes detectives announced their prime suspect was no longer a suspect.
Deputies say they responded to the area of Paradise Lane and Shaver Lane just before 7 p.m. Monday after reports of gunshots in the area.
There, investigators tell us a man named George Wusstig said another man, Marlon Wright, shot at him following an argument.
On Tuesday Morning, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit became involved in the case after receiving information that Marlon Wright was coming in to talk to law enforcement.
After his interview and further investigation, the Sheriff's Office determined Wright was no longer a suspect.
Deputies say George Wusstig was re-interviewed and did not want to cooperate with detectives - other than to say the shooter was not Wright.
What detectives did learn during their investigation was that Marlon Wright rented the car Wusstig was in when the shot was fired.
However, detectives believe Wright abandoned the car in Shasta County days ago due to a disagreement with the rental company.