An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer shot and killed a suspected intruder at his Redding home early Sunday morning, the Redding Police Department said.
Officers went to a home on Country Oak Drive around 3 a.m. after receiving a call of a prowler attempting to get into a home through the back door, according to a police news release Sunday. The officers were not able to find the suspect.
While the officers were still in the area, a call was made from a nearby home, owned by a CHP officer, reporting the shooting of an unidentified person suspected of trying to break into that house, the news release said.
The suspect was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead, the news release said.
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The investigation is ongoing and the identity of the suspect will be released after notification of next of kin. The identity of the off-duty CHP officer will not be released at this time, Redding police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Redding Police Department at 530-225-4200.
Jessica Hice: 916-321-1550, @Jess_Hice