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Police identify man killed in Anderson officer-involved shooting

Published On: Jul 17 2013 09:53:18 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 18 2013 05:30:26 PM CDT
ANDERSON, Calif. -

Redding police have identified the man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Anderson as John Snider, 38, of Happy Valley.

Police have also released information regarding Snider's past. At the time of the shooting, he had an outstanding $500,000 felony warrant out for his arrest for assault with a deadly weapon and terrorist threats. These offenses were committed against the same victim from Wednesday's domestic violence incident.

Wednesday's domestic violence call came in at 6:15 a.m. from River Gardens, an apartment complex at Briarwood and North Streets in Anderson.

According to authorities at the scene, a male subject was barricaded in the apartment with a firearm and the Shasta County Sheriff's Office SWAT team was called. A female domestic violence victim suffering from visible injuries was outside. A neighbor says the victim was hit in the face with the butt of the suspect's shotgun.

Upon arrival, law enforcement said that the suspect fired at the SWAT team through the front window of the apartment. Police are also now reporting that Snider had struck one of the occupied law enforcement vehicles.

At that point, Redding police said that seven Shasta County Sheriff's Deputies returned fire, killing Snider.  The police department said that the deputies did so "in defense of their lives".

After the shots were fired, a tactical team entered the lower level apartment with paramedics.

Minutes later, officers outside of the building came out from behind their covered positions and at around 9 a.m., the Redding Police Department responded with an officer-involved shooting investigation.

The names of the involved deputies are still being withheld at this time.

Anderson Police and the Shasta County Sheriff's Office were at the scene for more than two hours with two tactical vehicles.

A family member of the domestic violence victim said that she has been released from the hospital and is in stable condition.