On 02-23-2013, at approximately 1:30 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Mattole Rd @ North Fork Rd., Petrolia for the report of a gun shot victim. Deputies arrived in the area in less than 5 minutes and located a male victim with a gun shot wound. The victim was then air-lifted to an out of the area hospital for treatment. A short time later, Deputies located a male suspect, who was detained. Additionally the suspected firearm was located and recovered. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Humboldt County District Attorney Investigators at this time and this case is on-going.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.