CHP officer shoots, kills intruder trying to break into his Redding home

A California Highway Patrol officer shot and killed an intruder who was trying to break into his home early Sunday morning in Redding.

Redding Police officers were responding to a report of someone trying to break into a home on the 800 block of Country Oak Drive just after 3 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Officers searched the area for the suspect. The homeowner said someone was trying to break in through a back door.

Shortly after emergency dispatchers received a call that someone was trying to kick in the front door at another home in the 400 block of Country Oak Drive. The homeowner is a California Highway Patrol officer and he shot the intruder who was trying to break into his home.

Officers arrived on the scene and found the off duty CHP officer inside of his home and holding the suspect at gun point, according to Sgt. Jon Poletski.

Police say the suspect had gunshot wounds and was taken to a local hospital, but died from his injuries.

The suspect's identity is not being released until the next of kin are notified. The identity of the off duty CHP officer is not being released at this time, because this is an ongoing investigation, said Poletski.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Redding Police Department at (530) 225-4200.

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