Hospital drop-off prompts homicide investigation

POSTED: 1:00 PM Nov 03 2013   UPDATED: 1:02 PM Nov 03 2013
REDDING, Calif. -

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit is asking for the public's help identifying two men seen dropping a third man off at Mercy Medical Center on Friday night.

That man, Milton Sherwood Jr., 48, of Shasta Lake, later died.

According to investigators, multiple witnesses reported seeing two men wheeling a third critically injured man towards the emergency room of the hospital in a wheel chair at around 6:15 p.m. on Friday, November 1. 

The two men fled from the hospital on foot and left the critically injured person in the care of hospital personnel.  Neither of the two men made any known attempt to provide medical personnel with their names or contact information.

Detectives are asking for help identifying those men. They are currently treating the case as a homicide.