Man arrested after Redding shooting, standoff

REDDING, Calif. — Authorities say a handgun and rifle-wielding man was arrested in Redding after the suspect fired multiple rifle rounds from his apartment in the 1200 block of Bundy Court afternoon, Thursday, December 3. Witnesses later reported hearing more than a dozen rounds fired.

The small cul-de-sac where the shootings occurred, which sits southeast of Churn Creek Road and Lancers Lane, features eight sets of apartment complexes where many families live.

Officials later found numerous bullet holes, which peppered several apartments across the street from the suspect’s residence, “but luckily no one was injured,” Redding Police Sergeant Danny Smetak later said of the incident and arrest.


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City of Redding police officers responded to the neighborhood around 4 p.m., after receiving reports of shots being fired at the apartment complex, according to Smetak.

Responding patrol officers arrived within minutes and were directed by witnesses to the suspect’s apartment.

A photo shows the moment the alleged gunman, 23-year-old, Daniel Anacleto Farfan, was taken down by heavily armed SWAT members and other officers. Colton Chavez-KRCR News Channel 7 main photo, RPD booking photo

Officers quickly stablished a perimeter to contain the suspect within his apartment and additional resources were requested to the scene; at which time the Shasta County SWAT team was mobilized and responded to the location.

From behind the cover of an armored tactical rescue vehicle, officials began hailing the suspect, ordering him to exit his residence unarmed and with his hands raised in the air.

“After a short standoff the suspect, 23-year-old, Daniel Anacleto Farfan, eventually exited the apartment with a handgun in his waistband,” Smetak described; adding, “Farfan complied with officers commands and was taken into custody.”

Officers who then conducted a safety check of the suspect’s apartment determined Farfan had been alone and that no one else was inside when the shooting occurred.


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Several apartments were found to have been struck by Farfan’s gunfire after he was safely apprehended. Colton Chavez-KRCR News Channel 7 image

Later, when members of Redding PD’s Neighborhood Police Unit executed a search warrant at Farfan’s apartment they “located a rifle and other evidence showing Farfan fired multiple rounds towards the neighboring buildings,” according to Smetak.

Farfan was later booked into Shasta County Jail in Redding for assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm into a residence. However, online jail records showed no information, indicating Farfan was possibly no longer in custody or was no longer being housed at the facility.

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Trevor Montgomery, 49, 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 30 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 18 grandchildren.