Police: Man told Calif. cops to shoot

Suspect continually reached toward his waistband as though he had a gun

By Alayna Shulman
Record Searchlight

REDDING, Calif. — A Redding man tried to trick officers into thinking he had a gun Wednesday morning so they would shoot him on the Cypress Bridge, police said.

Officers responded around 6:30 a.m. to a call reporting a man with a gun at an apartment complex on Leila Avenue, said Cpl. Shawn McGinnis of the Redding Police Department.

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