Name Released in Officer-Involved Shooting

REDDING, Calif. - The Redding Police Department released the officer's name who was involved in a shooting on Apr. 11 on Mistletoe Lane.

Officer Brandon Largent has been employed by the Redding Police Department since Sept. 2012 and prior to that he served four years in the United States Marine Corps and five years with the Pasadena Police Department.

Police said around 2 a.m. on Apr. 11, Largent approached two people riding bicycles in the 800-block of Mistletoe Lane after there were reports of shots fired in the area.

When the officer arrived, he stopped Robert Barron, 35, and Alexander Restuchi, 26, who both had warrants out for their arrest. When Officer Largent tried to take them into custody, Barron became violent and attacked the officer according to police.

A struggle between Barron and the officer forced the officer to discharge his firearm striking Barron in the chest.

Police said after 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 serious gunshot wound to his chest. Restuchi was cooperative with police and was taken in for questioning.

Deputies said during the struggle the officer received injuries and was transported to the hospital were he was treated and later released.

The Redding Police Department requested the Shasta County Sheriff's Office take over the investigation per interagency protocol. The investigation is ongoing.

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