On June 11th, at 10:45 p.m., Redding Police Department officers responded to Parkview Park in regards of a stabbing that had just occurred. Two men were in a verbal dispute over an unknown matter. Witnesses reported a suspect described as a Native American male adult in his mid-30s, wearing red shorts and no shirt stabbed Gary Swinhart, 53 years of age, of Redding. The suspect fled the scene towards the Sacramento River.
Swinhart was stabbed once in the abdomen area and the injury was non-life threatening. The California Highway Patrol helicopter and Redding Police Department officers searched the area for the suspect; however, they were unable to locate him. Swinhart declined medical assistance and left the area on foot.
The suspect is outstanding at this time. If you have any information pertaining to this case, please contact the Investigations Division at (530) 225-4200.