Stephen John Bukwich (11282)

1/5/2016: Redding police officers responded to multiple calls that said 6-8 gunshots had been fired at an apartment complex. Officers arrived and found Stephen John Bukwich, 52, inside apartment #A. Officers spoke with Bukwich via a patrol car PA system. Police said Bukwich would open the door to the apartment briefly and yell at officers. Police said that witnesses told them he was upset about recent legislation regarding gun laws passed by President Barack Obama. Officials said Bukwich was not cooperative when asked to come out of his apartment with his hands up. Less lethal methods were attempted, but eventually nine officers fired at Bukwich with handguns and rifles, striking him multiple times and killing him.

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