Man Fatally Shot By Mt. Shasta Police Early Christmas Day Identified

The State Attorney General’s Office has released the ID of a man shot and killed by Mt. Shasta Police early Christmas morning during an altercation aboard an Amtrak train. 32-year-old Nicholas Detweiler was shot and killed by an officer who had boarded the train after Amtrak employees reported Detweiler had been agitated and was seen as a threat by Amtrak staff. The Coast Starlight train was traveling from Klamath Falls, Oregon and was stopped about 12:30AM Christmas morning near the railroad crossing off West Lake Street in Mount Shasta City. The officer boarded the train and he contacted Detweiler before an altercation broke out and the officer fired the fatal shots. An Amtrak employee was apparently also shot and is recovering after suffering non-life-threatening wounds from the officer’s errant shots. The State Attorney General’s Office is investigating the incident, as required by state law for any fatal officer involved shooting if the suspect was unarmed.