‘Spotlighter’ Shoots Multiple Times at Fish and Wildlife Warden Early This Morning
At approximately 12:40 early this morning, a Fish and Wildlife Warden attempting to stop someone using a spotlight was fired at multiple times by suspects. The incident began on Redwood House Road several miles east of Hwy 36.
The Warden called for backup. He stated, “Shots fired. Redwood House Road…I am westbound…in pursuit of a spotlighter….I’ve been fired at by a handgun…I need backup…Vehicle is occupied times two..Continue to be fired at…Vehicle is a smaller pickup with a rollbar. Appears to be black in color. Single cab.”
A pursuit ensued ending with a traffic collision on Redwood House Road when the vehicle collided with a tree about 1 a.m. The officer requests backup to get there quickly. He can hear suspects moving around the vehicle.
Before other officers arrived, the suspects fled the area leaving a firearm behind.
Law enforcement began tracing the vehicle’s and firearm’s ownership.
Attempts to reach Fish and Wildlife this morning for more information were unsuccessful.
UPDATE 6:44 p.m.: More here: Shooters Still on the Run Following Crash Near Hwy 36