Sheriff's Report: Driver Admits to Shooting at Officers

COTTONWOOD, Calif. - According to the Shasta County Sheriff's report, the driver in the Cottonwood officer involved shooting, admitted to investigators that he shot at officers while they were chasing him.    

Investigators said he even emptied the clip.      

48-year-old William "Billy" Kinyon took off when officers tried to pull him over, leading California Highway Patrol Officers on a chase.

It happened Tuesday, December 4th just before 10 a.m.. The chase ended on Happy Valley Road near West Valley High school.

His passengers were 24-year-old Michelle Short and 29-year-old Wendy Michaels.

In the report, investigators said Kinyon admitted to firing from a pistol until it was empty. They also said Michaels told them she saw Kinyon shoot "directly at the CHP officer."

A witness was quoted in the report saying Kinyon was "acting aggressively and pointing the firearm toward the officers."

The same witness also told investigators that he saw Kinyon run away from the officers once the chase had ended. He said he believes Kinyon "was still in possession of the pistol when he fell" from officer's gunshot.

Kinyon is charged with two counts of attempted murder, along with several other felonies and misdemeanors.

He was arraigned in a Shasta County courthouse Friday and is scheduled to be back in court on December 19.

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