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Deadly officer-involved shooting in Anderson deemed justified

Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:11:24 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 21 2013 01:00:00 PM CST
REDDING, Calif. -

A deadly officer-involved shooting in Shasta County has been deemed reasonable and justified after a four-month investigation.

The Shasta County District Attorney's Office held a news conference Thursday morning to announce the results of its investigation into the fatal shooting of 38-year-old John Snider.

Snider was killed in an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement on July 17 in Anderson.

The shooting happened during a stand-off between Snider and law enforcement at the River Gardens Apartments on Briarwood and North Streets.  At the time of the incident, Redding Police conducted the preliminary investigation.  

Police said Snider barricaded himself inside after a domestic violence incident.   The woman left the residence.  Police officers and the SWAT team set up a perimeter outside.  Snider brandished a handgun before grabbing a shotgun and firing three rounds at officers with one round hitting a police vehicle.  The exchange of gunfire lasted approximately 30 seconds.

SWAT team members returned fire killing Snider.  According to protocol the seven deputies who fired were placed on paid administrative leave.