Update: Second Man Identified in Redding Officer-Involved Shooting

POSTED: 5:25 PM Apr 12 2013   UPDATED: 5:29 PM Apr 12 2013
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REDDING, Calif. -

Police have confirmed that the second person involved in the Redding officer-involved shooting was 26-year-old Alexander Restuchi.

Police responded to a report of shots fired just after 2 a.m. on Thurs. morning on Mistletoe Lane.

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office said a uniformed officer with the Redding Police Department contacted two subjects riding bicycles in the 800 block of Mistletoe Lane.

During the officer’s investigation SHASCOM advised the officer that Robert Barron, 35, and Restuchi had warrants out for their arrests.

The officer began to take Robert Barron into custody when he became violent and attacked the officer.   The struggle ensued to the point that the officer discharged his firearm striking Barron in the chest.

Police said after Robert Barron was shot, he continued to struggle with the officer and fled on foot.  After a brief foot pursuit, Barron was taken into custody by the officer.

Barron was transported to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to his chest area. His condition is serious.

Restuchi, meanwhile, remained on scene and the police said he was cooperative with the Redding Police Dept. He was uninjured and is currently being interviewed by detectives.

The sheriff's office said during this violent struggle the officer also received injuries and he was also transported to the hospital were he was treated and released.  The officer's name was not released.

After the Officer Involved Shooting, the Redding Police Department requested the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office take over the investigation per interagency protocol.

This investigation is being conducted by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit assisted by the Redding Police Department and the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.