Tuesday, October 30, 2012

(CA)Shasta Lake homeowner fatally shoots man, but victim's friend is charged in death

A 28-year-old Redding man was arrested early Sunday in the shooting death of his friend, even though he didn't fire a gun.

The victim was shot and killed early Sunday morning when his friend stirred a confrontation while looking for his ex-girlfriend in Shasta Lake, Shasta County sheriff's officials said.

But authorities make no secret they believe it was that friend, William Roy Thietje, who caused the death — not the shooter.

Thietje, 28, was arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter and felony assault after he allegedly rammed his van into another parked car in a fit of anger while looking for an ex-girlfriend. That action, deputies said, prompted a homeowner in the area to shoot at the van to stop Thietje from hitting a nearby pedestrian.

"The actions by William Thietje caused the death of his friend," according to a sheriff's office news release.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am confused because nobody called the police. They felt threatened enough to bring out a shot gun and shoot the passenger in the van because the driver was ramming a parked car? Why would anyone approach a vehicle ramming another car. Nobody called 911 in all the time this went on. What isn't in the statement is that the ex girlfriend beat Thietje's ex wife almost to death and she abused his children, has lied many times under oath. It's scary that she is getting away with murder. The only thing is that she meant for it to be William, not Beau. Which side you choose to believe is up to you, but God knows the truth and William Roy Thietje is NOT GUILTY for the murder of Beau. RIP Beau. Best friends since they were boys. I have never been so disappointed in the judicial system. Shame on the jurors. They were fooled and they are fools. It's a shame!!!