- Associated Press - Thursday, November 17, 2016

REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Redding police are identifying a man killed by officers after they say he refused to drop a rifle.

The police department said Thursday that 56-year-old Edmund Charles Leighty Sr. died in the confrontation outside a small apartment complex before noon on Wednesday.

Officers were responding to reports of a man with a gun. They say Leighty came out holding a semi-automatic .22 caliber rifle with a folding stock.

Four officers shot him after they say he raised the loaded rifle toward police.

Investigators say Leighty was not living at home in Palo Cedro, east of Redding, because of a domestic violence incident earlier this month. He was briefly jailed on suspicion of domestic violence and violating probation for a gun-related conviction.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide