Shots fired near Win River Casino cause lockdown, lead to man’s arrest

REDDING, Calif. — Multiple reports of shots fired near Win River Casino and descriptions of a gun-wielding man armed with “a smaller AK-47”, led to a large, multi-agency response and precautionary lock down of the casino early Wednesday evening, Jan. 13.

A Redding man, since identified as 40-year-old, Brian Scott McCain, was later arrested on charges related to the incident, according to Redding PD.


Truck lands on top of car, two hospitalized, after Redding rollover wreck

Children removed from Anderson home, 2 arrested, after officers find “deplorable conditions”, drugs

Arrested and handcuffed, Anderson felon nabbed after fleeing from deputies

2 arrested, victim hospitalized, after violent Siskiyou County home invasion

4 times the legal limit, Redding man arrested for 4th DUI in 2 years

Redding PD was first alerted to the situation around 5 p.m., when the SHASCOM dispatch center
received a 911 call regarding shots fired near the Win River Casino, Shasta County Station Sheriff’s Sergeant Gonzalez later reported.

The 911 caller, who said “her son was armed with a smaller AK-47 style rifle and had shot the rifle several times towards a home in the area”,  told dispatchers that her son had threatened to kill several “specific people” and himself, according to Gonzalez.

40-year-old, Brian McCain, of Redding, was arrested after allegedly firing rounds into a home near Win River Casino yesterday afternoon. 911 callers reported he was firing a “smaller AK-47”, and the incident forced the precautionary lock down of the casino. SCSO photo

While deputies were responding to the area, SHASCOM received multiple additional calls from people reporting hearing more gunfire in the area of Redding Rancheria Road, which runs directly adjacent the south side of the casino.

Based on the updated circumstances, additional resources were requested, at which time deputies from other area sheriff’s stations, along with California Highway Patrol, Cal-Fire and Anderson Police Department officers also responded to assist with the potential crisis of an active shooter situation.

All roads leading into the area were soon blocked off by CHP officers and as a precautionary measure, Win River Casino was asked to lock all their doors and have their employees and guests shelter in place.

Deputies who converged on the area were told McCain was seen going inside a private home on the 1900 block of Redding Rancheria Road after the gunfire was reported.

“Deputies surrounded the house and began giving announcements for McCain to come out via a patrol car’s external loud speaker, Gonzalez described. “After several minutes McCain appeared at a second story window and began yelling profanity at the deputies.”

“Several minutes later McCain came out the front door unarmed,” Gonzalez continued; adding, “McCain failed to follow the deputies commands and he was forced to the ground.”

While being taken down to the ground and during the ensuing struggle, a deputy was injured “as a result of McCain pulling him to the ground,” according to the Sergeant; who explained that after a “brief struggle” McCain was placed into handcuffs.

The deputy’s injuries were described as minor by Gonzalez; who did not specify if the deputy required medical treatment or hospitalization as a result of the struggle and his injuries.


Pit maneuver, rollover crash with one ejected, ends 100 mph pursuit

Woman charged with murdering elderly Riverside County woman nabbed in Colorado

Mother of four dead after Perris DUI wreck that critically injured children

Hemet man, 24, killed in Valle Vista four-vehicle head-on wreck

Armed felon arrested after Lake Elsinore carjacking and pursuit

During a subsequent search of the home, which had been unoccupied at the time, deputies did not locate any firearms. Despite searching the surrounding area, the firearm was never located or recovered.

While being questioned about the incident, McCain admitted to shooting a rifle in the area and he was later booked into the Shasta County Jail on suspicion of resisting arrest by means of violence and discharging a firearm in a grossly negligent manner.

Online jail records indicate McCain remains in custody, in lieu of $25,000 bail or bond.

This article sponsored by:
Following all current State mandates and restrictions on dining, JK’s Knotty Grill, located inside The Shasta Inn in Mt. Shasta, remains open for outdoor dining and pickup orders. With a new expanded Take-Out menu, including crowd favorites such as JK’s Signature Knotty Klucker, Blackened Salmon with lemon jasmine rice and steamed veggies, and Grilled Pesto Chicken Salad with Tzatziki dressing, JK’s Knotty Grill is the place to go for extraordinary comfort foods and a large selection of beers, wines, and other beverages. For more information, visit JK’s Knotty Grill online or on Facebook or give them a call at (530) 859-8533.
Recently recognized by Enjoy magazine for one of the North State’s top ten best burgers, Chatty Kathy’s serves mouth watering burgers, talk-of-the-town sandwiches, delicious milk shakes and a variety of ice creams. Located just east of Burney in Johnson Park, Chatty Kathy’s is run by local resident Kathy Ragsdale, who says, “We’ve been in the food business for 20 years and have met a lot of great people who have touched our hearts. We serve our meals with special pride; making sure all our customers are happy and full and get what they ordered.”
For more information about Junior’s Westside Auto Sales visit them on Facebook or online.

With breaking news articles, videos, podcasts, opinion pieces and more, Law Enforcement News Network has all the latest news and information related to law enforcement issues across the nation.

Contact the writer: [email protected]

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 KRCR News Channel 7 and Mountain Echo in Shasta County, Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego 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.