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Update: Redding Officer-Involved Shooting Sends Suspect to the Hospital

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Apr 15 2013 02:16:30 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 11 2013 09:37:05 PM CDT
Hilltop shooting pic
REDDING, Calif. -

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the incident that closed Mistletoe Lane overnight was a shooting, involving a Redding police officer.

Police responded to a report of shots fired just after 2 a.m. on Mistletoe Lane.

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office said at 2 a.m. Thursday, a uniformed officer with the Redding Police Department contacted two subjects riding bicycles in the 800 block of Mistletoe Lane.

During the officer’s investigation SHASCOM advised the officer that Robert Barron, 35, and the other subject  had warrants for their arrests.

The officer began to take Robert Barron into custody when he became violent and attacked the officer.   The struggle ensued to the point that the officer discharged his firearm striking Barron in the chest.

Police said after Robert Barron was shot, he continued to struggle with the officer and fled on foot.  After a brief foot pursuit, Barron was taken into custody by the officer.

Barron was transported to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to his chest area. His condition is serious. The other subject with Barron was uninjured and is currently being interviewed by detectives.

The sheriff's office said during this violent struggle the officer also received injuries and he was also transported to the hospital were he was treated and released.  The officer's name was not released.

After the Officer Involved Shooting, the Redding Police Department requested the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office take over the investigation per interagency protocol.

This investigation is being conducted by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit assisted by the Redding Police Department and the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.