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New details emerge in domestic violence shooting off Highway 36-W

New details emerge in domestic violence

New details in the domestic disturbance case out of Tehama County, officials have charged the Suspect Ian Michael Gonzales, 35 charged with attempted murder and kidnapping.

Deputies said the 35-year-old victim, whose name was withheld, did not live in the house where the shooting took place, she was just a guest.

The call first came in to dispatch shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday as an active shooter. Deputies said when Gonzales arrived at the home on Highway 36-W outside of Red Bluff he had a gun and attempted to kidnap his girlfriend.

Deputies said when he was confronted by the homeowners Gonzales went back to his truck and fired several rounds into the house. He then returned inside and was confronted again but this time the homeowners also had a gun.

Witnesses told deputies as Gonzales was leaving the house a second time he said something about a gun battle with law enforcement.

Officials sent out a be on the look out (BOLO) for Gonzales and a green Ford Pickup to several neighboring counties including Trinity, Lassen, Butte and Sacramento counties where he was known to have property.

Air support was requested from the CHP Air Operations Unit out of Redding to search the immediate area but did not locate Gonzales.

While investigating, deputies learned that Gonzales had been tracked to Butte County in the Chico and Paradise area. Shortly after, a Butte County deputy saw Gonzales in Oroville in the pickup.

He did not stop the truck and led deputies and CHP officers on a chase into Yuba County and eventually Nevada County where he crashed on Tyler Foote Road outside of Nevada City and taken into custody.

Gonzales is also charged with shooting into a home, assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence and several other felonies. Officials with the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office said more could be pending as the investigation continues.

As of Wednesday, Gonzales was in the custody of CHP at an undisclosed hospital for this injuries from the crash. Tehama County Sheriff’s Office was working on a warrant and expected to have him in their custody soon.


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