In the parking lot of a shop in the Weaverville neighborhood, a shooting was reported on Monday, November 7, 2022, at around 9:15 AM. After arriving on the scene, Trinity County Sheriff’s Deputies determined that the victim, Shane Gillespie of Weaverville, California, had passed away.
Another shooting was reported at a home in Trinity Center at around 9:50 AM as deputies were gathering suspect information. When deputies arrived on the scene, they were able to confirm that the victim, Lloyd Von Meerscheidt of Trinity Center, California, had passed away.
The Sheriff’s Office concluded that the shootings were related during the course of the inquiry, and David Whitehouse, of Weaverville, California, was named as the sole suspect.
A pursuit started after deputies and California Highway Patrol officers saw Whitehouse’s car. The guy barricaded himself inside his home in the Weaverville neighborhood as the pursuit came to a stop.