Released Inmate Shot Dead During Redding, CA Home Invasion

37-year-old Jesse Theis was released early Thursday morning from the Shasta County Jail, and before sun-up Friday, he invaded a Redding, California home. The 66-year-old female homeowner fired warning shots when she heard someone trying to force entry into her home. When the invader tried a short time later to climb into her window, she shot him dead. Theis had been released due to a county prison policy designed to ease over-crowding by requiring the daily release of those inmates prison officials deem low-risk. While police and prosecutors will review the shooting, early indications are that the homeowner will not face charges.

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