- Associated Press - Sunday, July 6, 2014

REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Officials say six Northern California police officers opened fire on a man who pointed a shotgun at them.

The Record Searchlight reported (https://bit.ly/1oz7Exj ) that the officers on Saturday received a call of an armed, suicidal man at a home in downtown Redding.

Brian Jackson of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office says the officers were speaking to a woman at the home when 28-year-old Daniel Joseph Copeland stepped outside, holding the shotgun he had fired before officers arrived.

Jackson says that the officers opened fire to defend themselves.

Officials say a police dog helped officers arrest Copeland.

A witness tells the newspaper that he heard about 20 gunshots, but it’s unclear if Copeland fired at officers.

Copeland was treated at a hospital and booked into jail. Nobody was seriously injured.

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Information from: Record Searchlight, https://redding.com


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