Child Sexual Abuse Suspect Killed After Crashing Pickup In Home Furniture Store

After a pickup truck rammed an East Redding furniture store, it took some time for police to discover the driver was already dead. In early May an investigation into child sexual abuse resulted in an arrest warrant being issued. The suspect was believed to own multiple guns. Just after 8AM Saturday morning, RPD Officers saw the suspect’s Ford pickup near Canby and Victor, and tried to pull it over. The truck pulled into the Walmart parking lot, then accelerated and crashed into the wall of Ashley Furniture. Officers could not see anyone in the truck and were hesitant to approach because of the likelihood he was armed. Beanbag rounds were used to break the windows so they could look inside with a drone. It was then clear that the man was dead. A gun was found near the body. It’s not clear if he was killed by the crash or if he shot himself.