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Man shot in officer-involved shooting identified

By Shay Arthur
Published On: Jul 06 2014 01:52:38 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 06 2014 02:29:35 AM CDT
REDDING, Calif. -

The man shot by Redding Police Saturday afternoon was identified as 28-year-old Daniel Copeland.

The incident was reported at 5:20 p.m. at 1250 Liberty Street.

According to Shasta County Sheriff detectives, Redding police officers were responding to reports of a suicidal subject at the home. 

When officers arrived they found Copeland near the front porch of the home armed with a shotgun.

Detectives said Copeland was uncooperative and pointed the shotgun at the officers.

That's when six officers opened fire.

Copeland then fell to the ground and detectives said he continued to be uncooperative as police attempted to take him into custody.

During the course of the struggle one officer hurt his hand and was treated at Shasta Regional Medical Center.

Copeland was taken to Mercy Medical Center.

He is listed in stable condition and has been speaking with detectives and officers.

During the course of their investigation detectives learned Copeland allegedly discharged the shotgun inside the home to build up the courage to shoot himself.

The six involved officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, as the Shasta County Sheriff's Office handles the investigation.

Copeland is charged with assault with a firearm on a Peace Officer, negligent discharge of a firearm and brandishing a firearm at a Peace Officer.