Thursday, 01 December 2022

Shooting victim condition remains unchanged; investigation continues

CLEARLAKE – A man shot Thursday night remained in critical condition on Friday, officials reported.

Daniel Williamson, 25, of Clearlake was shot multiple times Thursday evening, according to a report from Clearlake Police Sgt. Brett Rhodes.

Rhodes said that Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, where Williamson was life-flighted Thursday, reported Williamson's condition had not changed.

The shooting occurred near the Mormon Church on Bay Street, Rhodes said.

Williamson originally was driven to the Redbud Hospital emergency room by an individual, not emergency personnel; Rhodes said police are still investigating who drove him there.

Rhodes said they could not yet comment on the number of times Williamson was shot or the type of gun that was used. He said Williamson appeared to have suffered other, unspecified injuries as well.

While conducting interviews for the investigation, police contacted a man named John Smith who they took into custody on a parole hold, said Rhodes.

Williamson's home was targeted for a parole search on Aug. 28 according to police records. That was the same day as a multi-agency task force was conducting similar searches of parolees with gang contacts around the county.

However, Rhodes could not confirm if Williamson had actually been a target of the sweep or if the timing was a coincidence. He said police have not yet been able to determine if the shooting is gang-related.

Det. Martin Snyder is leading the investigation, said Rhodes.

“We have several leads that we're pursuing and persons of interest that we're looking at, but there's no definitive time as to when the investigation will be concluded,” Rhodes said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Snyder or Officer Michael Ray at 994-8251.

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