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Police Respond to Shots Fired on Cornell Street: One Suspect Flees Scene

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Officers from the Susanville Police Department responded to a residence in the 1500 block of Cornell Street this morning around 8:00, after receiving multiple reports that gunshots had been heard in the area. Upon arrival, according to details released by the department, officers learned that two male subjects were involved in an altercation that ended in gunfire before one of the subjects fled the scene towards Main Street.

“Based on the investigation and the information gathered,” explains Susanville Chief of Police Kelley Merritt, “it appears that the two subjects involved in the altercation were familiar with each other.”

The investigation into this incident is ongoing and Chief Merritt noted that the incident did not involve the Lassen High School or its students.

The Susanville Police Department is actively investigating this case and following up on any leads.

“If anyone observed or heard anything just prior to the shots fired,” said Merritt, “they are encouraged to contact the Susanville Police Department.”

The department’s number is (530) 257-5603. You can remain anonymous if you wish.

The Susanville Police Department was assisted by the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office during this incident.

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13 Responses to Police Respond to Shots Fired on Cornell Street: One Suspect Flees Scene

  1. Brittany Curl

    Brittany Curl

    Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Bri Larimer doesnt any actual info tho

  2. Patsy Murdock

    Patsy Murdock

    Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 12:05 am

    I heard that the police took his gun away and let him go. We will call tomorrow to SPD to find out if this is true

  3. Catlin Bellah

    Catlin Bellah

    Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 3:11 pm


  4. Christy Pel

    Christy Pel

    Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    The soft lockdown has been lifted so did they catch the guy?

  5. Paige Ryan

    Paige Ryan

    Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Marshel, have you guys heard anything in regards to the shooting by hall street last night?


      Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 12:01 pm

      Hi Paige, we will check into this for you. 🙂

    • Paige Ryan

      Paige Ryan

      Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 9:30 am

      I had heard a male was shot in the stomach.

  6. Amber Richardson

    Amber Richardson

    Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Becky Anderson

  7. Arlene Jones

    Arlene Jones

    Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 11:03 am

    When did this happen

  8. Krystal Marie

    Krystal Marie

    Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Michael Logan

  9. Marshel Couso

    Marshel Couso

    Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Gerrilyn Peri

  10. Jennifer Philbrick Jones

    Jennifer Philbrick Jones

    Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Arlene Jones

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