Suspect in custody following Sunday shooting, police ask the public for more information

Susanville resident William Michael Trujillo, 43, is in custody on charges of attempted murder, felon in possession of firearms, possession of stolen property and being a prohibited person in possession of ammunition following a shooting incident Sunday, March 10, on Hall Street.

According to a statement from the Susanville Police Department, officers responded to a call about a gunshot victim at 780 Hall St. about 3:40 p.m. Sunday.

Officers and paramedics from the Susanville Fire Department provided medical assistance to a 31-year-old man when they arrived at the scene. The victim was later taken to Reno by air-ambulance for immediate care.

While on the scene, a description of the suspect was obtained. The suspect’s vehicle had left the area, and the information was broadcast to all local area law enforcement. A citizen listening to a scanner heard the information and called the dispatch center, reporting that the vehicle and associated suspect were last seen on Gail Way.

With immediate assistance from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol, a perimeter was set up around a residence of the 1100 block of Gail Way. The residence was known to law enforcement to be associated with the vehicle owner.

At about 9:15 p.m., the occupants were ordered from the residence, and Trujillo was taken into custody without incident. A subsequent search of the residence revealed a cache of firearms hidden inside.

This is an ongoing investigation that is still in its early stages. If you have further information about this incident, call Detective Warner or Officer Monahan at the Susanville Police Department, (530) 257-5603.