Redding vandalism leads to shooting of Montgomery Creek man – One arrested
REDDING, Calif. — Authorities say a shotgun-wielding felon confronted two people who were vandalizing property near his home before assaulting one of the two men and shooting him early Saturday morning, May 23.
The shooting victim was rushed to an area hospital, where he is continuing to recover, according to officials. He is expected to survive his injuries.
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Officers from the Redding Police Department and California Highway Patrol were dispatched to the 3400 block of Oasis Rd. at 7:41 a.m., after receiving reports of a shooting, Redding Police Investigations Division Sgt. Danny Smetak later said of the violent encounter.
While officers were responding to the scene, 911 callers who witnessed the shooting reported that a victim was being driven to Shasta Regional Medical Center by a friend.
Officers who diverted to the hospital found the victim in the passenger seat of his friend’s vehicle as it pulled into the hospital parking lot.
The victim, Quinton Lee Henderson, 23, of Montgomery Creek, was immediately attended to by hospital staff and found to have gunshot wounds to his lower body.
Henderson has been arrested in Shasta County multiple times for charges including possession of a loaded firearm in public, possession of a loaded and illegally modified shotgun, possession of a controlled substance, and other crimes.
One of his recent arrests happened in Jones Valley in August, 2019, after deputies found him in possession of a loaded and illegally modified shotgun, as well as drug paraphernalia. He had five outstanding warrants for his arrest at the time of that incident, officials reported at the time.
Officials arrested a Redding man after the alleged suspect reportedly confronted a vandal before assaulting and then shooting the man. KRCR photo
At the same time, patrol officers responding to the scene of the shooting were notified that a CHP airplane had spotted the alleged gunman fleeing the area in a vehicle.
With CHP’s assistance, officers quickly located the fleeing man’s vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. They detained the driver, Terry Lee Bond, 38, of Redding, without incident, according to Smetak.
Based on the circumstances, members of Redding PD’s Investigations Division responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.
As the investigation was getting underway, officials interviewed multiple people who witnessed the incident, and recovered evidence related to the shooting. Officers also located the shotgun the alleged suspect was believed to have used in the shooting, according to the Sgt.
Witnesses reported the violent incident happened after Bond confronted Henderson and another man regarding a vandalism, according to Smetak; who did not specify the nature of the vandalism or how much damage Henderson and his companion are believed to have caused.
“During the confrontation, Bond exited his residence with a shotgun and pointed it at Henderson and his friend,” Smetak explained.
“Bond discharged the shotgun once into the ground,” according to Smetak; who said, “Bond then approached Henderson and struck him with the stock of the shotgun.”
According to witnesses, Bond then fired the shotgun again, striking Henderson in the lower body.
Terry Lee Bond, a convicted felon prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition, was arrested after shooting a man he caught vandalizing property near his home. Redding PD photo
Based on their investigation, officers arrested Bond, who is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition and is on formal probation for vehicle theft out of San Joaquin County.
He was later booked into Shasta County Jail on suspicion of assault with a firearm causing great bodily injury, as well as being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Smetak did not specify if Henderson or his friend faced any charges related to the vandalism that reportedly led to the shooting.
Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation or who witnessed the incident and has not yet provided a statement is encouraged to contact Redding PD at (530) 225-4200. Callers can refer to incident file number 20R031998 and can remain anonymous.
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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.
Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)
During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.
Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.
Trevor has been married for more than 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 16 grandchildren.