MT. SHASTA, Ca. — A man was arrested Thursday afternoon in Mt. Shasta for attempted murder. David Tilly was taken into custody by Mt. Shasta Police officials and a shotgun, shotgun shells and other evidence were found at the scene.
On Thursday at about 2:30 p.m., the Mt. Shasta Police Department responded to Mercy Medical Center for a man with a gunshot wound in his back. The victim was identified as 49-year old Mark Henderson of Mt. Shasta. Henderson told Police he was attacked by a man with a shotgun and shot three times. The victim said he was attacked from behind on the Roseburg Property, a former lumber mill site about 130 acres within the city limits of Mt. Shasta. Henderson was airlifted to Mercy Medical Center Redding for treatment.
Officers from the Mt. Shasta Police Department, CHP and the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department set up an initial perimeter. Assistance from a CHP helicopter helped Police locate a camp in the northeast section where they discovered 50-year old David Tilly.
David John Tilly is lodged in the Siskiyou County Jail to be charged with attempted murder and felon in possession of a firearm.