Identity of Man Arrested in Connection to Officer-Involved Shooting: Christopher Maddox

By | July 12, 2023

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The Redding Police Department has identified the suspect arrested in connection to an officer-involved shooting on July 5. The suspect, Christopher Maddox, a 33-year-old resident of Oak Run, was apprehended following an incident involving two Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies on Mineral School Road.

According to reports, Maddox was driving his vehicle towards his residence when he encountered two victims, a 51-year-old male and a 46-year-old female, who were attending to the trash at a neighbor’s house. Maddox blocked their vehicle and threatened them with a rifle. However, they were able to escape and notify law enforcement.

Maddox then proceeded to his house on Mineral School Road, where he crashed his vehicle off the side of the road. He then confronted four victims at his residence, including his 58-year-old mother, his 72-year-old great uncle, his 40-year-old roommate, and the roommate’s girlfriend. Maddox fired his weapon at his roommate, who managed to flee and call for help.

The California Highway Patrol Air Operations were the first to arrive at the scene and observed Maddox holding three victims against their will with a rifle. Despite numerous commands to surrender, Maddox refused to drop the weapon and comply with law enforcement.

An officer-involved shooting occurred when a Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputy and a Shasta County Sheriff’s Sergeant arrived at the scene and discharged their firearms, striking Maddox. He was provided immediate medical care and transported to Mercy Medical Center for treatment.

The incident is currently under investigation by the Shasta County Multi-Agency Officer Involved Critical Incident Response team. The team consists of personnel from various law enforcement agencies and will refer a criminal case against Maddox to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.

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Maddox has been charged with attempted murder, assault with a firearm, felony in possession of a firearm, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, kidnapping, false imprisonment, and other related charges. He was released from the hospital on July 8 and booked into the Shasta County Jail..