Update: Coroner ID’s Man Shot And Killed Northeast Of Redding

The man who was shot to death last Wednesday night just northeast of Redding has been identified by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office as 47-year-old James Wade Schwerdt of Redding. 58-year-old Steven Ronald Schlapia is accused of shooting Schwerdt at Schlapia’s home on Fernie Way at Helen Oaks off of Bear Mountain Road. The sheriff’s office says Schlapia fled on foot as they closed in, and was caught about a mile south of his home on Portero Drive. His bail is $1 Million. A preliminary hearing date will be set when Schlapia returns to court this Friday.