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UPDATE: Man with CCW shoots, kills bicyclist after altercation

Man who fired shot has concealed carry permit

REDDING, Calif. - UPDATE: 2:15 a.m.: Redding Police said the shooter is 27-year-old Michael Lake. Police said he fired his gun at a man in alleged self-defense. Lake was cooperative and provided a voluntary statement to investigators. He was released following his statement. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Redding Police Department at (530) 225-4200.


UPDATE 11:30 p.m.: Police tell us they are reviewing surveillance footage from nearby businesses and reviewing witness information. The bicyclist has not been identified at this time. 


UPDATE 10:30 p.m.: Lt. Brian Barner with the Redding Police Department says at this time it appears the victim was on a bicycle, and approached a vehicle stopped at the intersection of Churn Creek Road and Hartnell Avenue. An altercation took place, where a man driving the vehicle shot at least one round at the bicyclist. The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The driver remained on scene and called 911. Lt. Barner says the man is being cooperative, and had a carry concealed weapons permit. A preliminary investigation reveals the bicyclist may have either attempted to assault the driver or steal the vehicle. 

No arrests have been made at this time. 


Redding Police were called to a reported road rage shooting involving a motorist and person riding a bicycle. The incident occurred near the 76 gas station at the intersection of Churn Creek Road and Hartnell Avenue. 

A KRCR crew on the scene at 9:35 p.m. reports a body in a body bag, located on the street directly in front of a patrol car. Also on the scene are a bicycle and vehicle believed to be involved in the incident. Officers are interviewing a man believed to be the shooter in the incident. 

We will update details as they are available. 

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