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UPDATE: Wanted suspect taken into custody after SWAT standoff in Southeast Redding

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Jul 29 2013 11:23:24 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 29 2013 04:49:27 PM CDT
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REDDING, Calif. -

Redding Police have apprehended a suspect wanted for shooting at a police officer.  The arrest came after a SWAT standoff in Southeast Redding Monday morning.

James Staggs, 35, was considered armed and dangerous.  Police said he fired three shots at a Redding Police officer during a traffic stop around midnight on Wednesday, July 24.

Police had been looking for Staggs since that night. 

Redding Police officers went to the 3500-block of Polaris Way in southeast Redding early on Monday morning to serve a warrant.

The SWAT teams was called to the scene as the standoff stretched on several hours.

Police officers blocked off Polaris Way, which is located off Shasta View Drive and Venus Way. Officers communicated with Staggs for about two hours but he refused to exit the residence.

Around 9:45a.m. Staggs surrendered and was taken into custody. Police said Staggs had access to two loaded shotguns, one of which was reported stolen, inside of the home but he did not use them.

During an interview, Redding police said that Staggs confessed to discharging the firearm on July 24, driving a stolen 2001 Ford pickup and being in possession of both shotguns.

Staggs was then booked in the Shasta County Jail for assault on a police officer with a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of stolen property, violation of parole and conspiracy.