Mountain Gate woman shot during property dispute between roommates

UPDATED: Friday, Jan. 30, 4 p.m.

See Original Story below.

MOUNTAIN GATE, Calif. — Officials have confirmed they are conducting a shooting investigation and that a man was arrested after a property dispute between roommates left a woman with a gunshot wound to her hand Saturday morning, Jan. 30. Officials have said the victim was shot while trying to wrestle a handgun away from her roommate, as he pointed it at the woman’s husband and threatened to kill him.

The violent encounter happened at the residence the three involved individuals share in the 19000 block of Flintstone Ave, in the Mountain Gate area north of Shasta Lake City.


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Shasta County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the home just before 10 a.m., after two of the three people involved called 911 to report a shooting that had just occurred, Shasta County Sheriff’s Sergeant Garet Baldwin has since reported.

The first 911 call came in from 63-year-old, Edward Stephen Williams, who told SHASCOM emergency dispatchers that he had just shot one of his roommates during an altercation. 

Williams told dispatchers he was parked and waiting for officers at a nearby Shell gas station at 14385 Wonderland Boulevard.

The second call came in moments later when the shooting victim, 29-year-old, Christie Leeann Lucky, reported she had just been shot. Lucky told dispatchers she had been shot while trying to wrestle a handgun from Williams when he pointed the weapon at her husband during a property-related dispute.

Responding deputies located Williams at the Shell and detained him without incident. Williams was cooperative with deputies, according to Baldwin; who said deputies located an unregistered, .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun with a loaded magazine inside his vehicle. The weapon was confiscated as evidence.

Deputies also contacted Lucky and her husband, 47-year-old, William Henry Head Jr., at the Flintstone Ave residence.

During their subsequent investigation deputies determined Williams, Lucky, and Head, who all reside at the home together, began arguing over property.

As the confrontation escalated, Williams and Head began threatening each other “when Williams retrieved a handgun from his pocket and began pointing it at Head,” according to Baldwin.

“Lucky, believing Williams was intending to shoot her husband, grabbed the gun and attempted to take it from Williams,” Baldwin described. “A struggle ensued over the gun and Williams fired at least one round, striking Lucky on the palm of her hand.”

“Williams also fired multiple shots into the ground near Head and Lucky before leaving the residence in his vehicle,” added the Sergeant.

Lucky was treated for her non-life-threatening gunshot wound at the scene and Williams was arrested and later booked into the Shasta County Jail in Redding on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon/firearm.

Online jail records indicate Williams remains in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail or bond.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 245-6000. Callers can refer to incident file number 21S003351and can remain anonymous.

Original Story: Woman shot during Mountain Gate dispute between roommates

MOUNTAIN GATE, Calif. — Deputies are at the scene of a reported shooting that happened at a private residence in the 19000 block of Flintstone Ave, in the Mountain Gate area, north of Shasta Lake City, earlier this morning.

Radio traffic at the time indicated a woman called 911 to report that she had been shot in the hand during a property dispute between her husband and their roommate.

Radio traffic also indicated the alleged gunman, who also called 911 to report the shooting, was detained without incident at the Shell gas station at 14385 Wonderland Boulevard.

The sheriff’s investigation is active and ongoing at the scene and no further details or information were immediately available.

This is a developing story that will be updated as new information becomes available.

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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 (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes for or has written for several other news organizations; including 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. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network.

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.