Redding property theft dispute leads to shooting, suspected gunman’s arrest

REDDING, Calif., — Authorities say an ongoing property theft dispute led to one man suffering a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the head last night and another man’s arrest early this morning, Sunday, Oct. 3.

Despite being shot in the head, the 54-year-old victim is expected to survive and was able to identify his shooter and tell officers and detectives what led to the shooting. The information provided by the victim ultimately led to his attacker’s apprehension just a few hours later, after Redding PD SWAT members surrounded the alleged gunman’s home and took him into custody. The handgun officers believe was used during the shooting was recovered during a subsequent search warrant served at the suspect’s residence.


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City of Redding police officers were dispatched to the Shasta Regional Medical Center shortly before 11 p.m. after hospital staff reported that a man had been brought into the emergency room with a gunshot wound to his head, Redding Police Sergeant Rob Garnero has since said of the shooting and arrest.

The victim was conscious and able to tell officers that the evening’s events began around 9:44 p.m., when a silver Toyota Tacoma drove onto his lawn and caused damage on the 700 block of Locust Street.

“Miller recognized the vehicle as belonging to 32-year-old, Steven Alan Hall, of Redding,” Garnero said, explaining that the two men had been involved in an ongoing dispute over the alleged theft of property.

“Approximately one hour later, Miller was approached by Hall while standing in his front yard,” the Sergeant continued. “Hall was armed with a handgun and confronted him about property he alleged was stolen.”

“Miller and Hall had a physical altercation in front of the house which ultimately resulted in Hall shooting Miller,” Garnero said; adding that Hall then fled from the residence, leaving Miller wounded and bleeding on the ground in his front yard.

Miller was rushed to the hospital by an acquaintance and is currently listed in stable condition.

The Redding Police Detective Division assumed the investigation and identified Hall as living on the 3600 block of Alma Avenue in Redding.

Based on the leads and information gathered during their initial investigation, at around 6 a.m. the department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team surrounded Hall’s residence and took him into custody without incident. Detectives then served a search warrant on Hall’s residence and located what is believed to be the handgun used during this crime.

“Hall was questioned by Detective Stenderup and provided a confession to the crime and was later booked into the Shasta County Jail for attempted murder,” said Garnero.

Online jail records indicate Hall remains in custody and his bail amount had not been set as of this article.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Redding Police Department at (530) 225-4200. Callers can refer to incident file number 21R064694 and can remain anonymous.

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Trevor Montgomery, 50, 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 or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

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.