REDDING, Calif. -
The man shot and killed by a Redding Police Officer during a struggle over a knife claimed to be a Juggalo.
Juggalo’s are followers of the underground music group, Insane Clown Posse.
Investigators say 19 year old Scott Joseph Deen tried stabbing officers with a knife multiple times as they tried to arrest him early Friday morning.
They say Deen and two other people had been siphoning gas from parked cars on
Two suspects were arrested without any problems. When they tried to arrest Deen, he resisted.
Sheriff Bosenko said the struggle turned into an extremely violent struggle, placing the officer’s lives in harms way. He says they ordered Deen to drop the knife several times. They tried using a tazer on him twice, but he did not react to it.
Sheriff Bosenko told us as the fight became a “life and death situation,” a supervisor with the Redding Police Department fired two shots.
After being shot, Deen took off. With the help of a Police K-9, officers found him in front of a home on Copper Drive.
Officers performed CPR, but he did not survive and was pronounced dead at the scene.