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Vernchoy Saechao, 22
Redding, California
December 08, 2017

Agencies: Redding Police Department California

Last updated: 8 months ago

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Two officers entered the apartment as one officer remained outside the front door, investigators said. As the two officers were inside trying to find Saechao, investigators said, they heard noises behind them coming from the area of a sliding door that leads to an enclosed porch near the front door.

The officer outside alerted the two officers inside that a person believed to be Saechao was running away. As he ran away, investigators said, he fired "multiple" rounds at the officer near the front of the unit.

The officer who had remained outside returned fire, striking Saechao as he was in the parking lot of the complex.

Officers began CPR on Saechao as emergency medical personnel were called to the scene, investigators said. The medical personnel also performed life-saving efforts on Saechao when they arrived, but he was pronounced dead.

During the initial crime scene investigation, a Glock 22, .40-caliber handgun was found next to Saechao. The magazine inside the Glock 22 was a high-capacity magazine capable of holding 22 rounds, investigators said, adding two additional high-capacity magazines capable of holding 15 rounds each were found with Saechao.