Man Fatally Shot in Family Dispute

A man who was shot during a family dispute in Clearlake has died from his injuries.

According to the preliminary investigation, 33-year-old Stephen Wooldridge was upset with his mother and arrived at her home in the 16200 block of 36th Avenue. When he wasn’t allowed inside, he forced his way in through the garage. Woolridge’s mother’s boyfriend, 82-year-old Johnny Stevenson had armed himself with a .22-caliber rifle. Woolridge was reportedly threatening Stevenson, who told police that when Woodridge moved towards him, he cocked the firearm as a warning, but the firearm went off, hitting Wooldridge once in the chest. Stevenson was not arrested, but the investigation is ongoing.