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Officer-involved shooting in downtown Redding

By KRCR Staff
Published On: Jul 05 2014 08:31:00 PM CDT

Courtesy: Ben Coker

REDDING, Calif. -

There has been an officer-involved shooting in downtown Redding.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the area of 1250 Liberty St.

Redding police officers were responding to reports of a suicidal subject. A woman answered the door, and as she was talking to officers, a man identified by Sheriff's detectives as Daniel Copeland, 28, of Redding, came to the door with a long gun, according to Redding Police Department Lieutenant Pete Brindley.

Shots were fired, and an "11-99" was called over the radio -- the signal for "officer needs help."

Other Redding police officers, a K-9, Shasta County Sheriff's deputies, the CHP, and CAL FIRE law enforcement rushed to the scene.

Copeland was hit by police gunfire, treated and released from the hospital. He was then taken to the Shasta County Jail on charges of assault on a peace officer with a firearm, negligent discharge of a firearm, and brandishing a firearm at a peace officer.

Detectives also believe he fired the shotgun in the home prior to officers' arrival in an effort to build up the courage to shoot himself.