On Monday, June 11, 2018, at approximately 11:45 a.m., deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported assault in progress occurring at a residence in the 14000 block of Lake Boulevard. Abdul Qasimi, age 29, called 911 and reported his wife’s brothers were at the location and assaulted him with a baseball bat. Upon arrival, deputies detained four individuals in the driveway of the residence.

During the subsequent investigation, it was learned, Abdul Qasimi had earlier physically assaulted his wife who, will remain confidential, and only be identified as Victim. In retaliation, Victim’s brothers, 41-year-old Ajmal Sadat and 32 year Rabmal Sadat, responded to the residence where they proceed to strike Qasimi with their hands, feet, and an aluminum baseball bat. Qasimi described Rabmal Sadat as being in possession of handgun during the assault and pointing the handgun at him. Deputies later located a handgun hidden in some bushes in close proximity to where Rabmal Sadat and Ajmal Sadat were originally contacted. A records check of the handgun revealed Rabmal as the registered owner.

Based on evidence and statements provided by all involved parties, Abdul Qasimi was arrested for violation of Penal Code Section 273.5(a) – Inflicting Corporal Injury on Spouse or Cohabitant, a felony. Rabmal Sadat arrested for violation of Penal Code Section 245(a)(1) – Assault with a deadly weapon and Penal Code Section 12022(a)(1) – Committing a felony while armed with a firearm, both felonies. Ajmal Sadat was arrested for violation of Penal Code Section 245(a)(1) – Assault with a deadly weapon, a felony. All three individuals were booked into the Shasta County Jail. Qasimi was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries received during the assault prior to being booked.