Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Shooting At Redding Library

After being found guilty of attempted murder in a Shasta County jury trial last month, a man has been sentenced to prison for life. 60-year-old David Escudero shot another man in broad daylight outside the Redding Library two years ago. 38-year-old Alex Santivanez-Cortez was shot in the neck on June 3rd of 2019. He survived the shooting. Police reviewed surveillance video and saw Escudero walking through the library as if he was looking for someone, and frequently grabbing at the gun hidden in his waistband. On his way out of the library, he confronted Santivanez-Cortez, and kicked him repeatedly. Escudero left and returned a short time later and shot the other man. He was later arrested at a home on Wonderland Boulevard. Escudero had two prior strike convictions, including voluntary manslaughter 30 years ago. On Friday Escudero was sentenced to 54 years to life in state prison.