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Date Released: 1/31/2008
Subject: Shooting Suspects Arrested
Contact: Brenda Godsey, PIO
Case No#: 200800526
Released By: Brenda Godsey

Location: Fairhaven

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men this morning in connection with last week’s Hubbard Lane shooting. Sheriff’s Office personnel (including deputies, detectives, and the Special Enforcement Team) were assisted by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force in serving two search warrants. At about 6:00 a.m. one search warrant was served at a residence on the 2200 block of Lindstrom Avenue in Fairhaven; the second warrant was served a short time later at a residence on the 1700 block of Myrtle Avenue, Eureka.

During the warrant service on Lindstrom Ave. deputies learned that a suspect was at third, nearby residence. Law enforcement personnel moved to that residence (also on Lindstrom Ave.) and secured the perimeter of the house. Law enforcement did not enter the residence, but ordered the occupants to exit the residence.

Eventually, five people exited the residence. Two of those five people were arrested. They are Gregory Manuel Zambrano, 20 of Fairhaven and Christopher Glen Hightower, 22 also of Fairhaven.

After everyone had exited the residence and as the scene was being secured, flames were seen inside the residence. Samoa Peninsula Fire District and the Arcata Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation.

Zambrano and Hightower were transported the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where they were each booked for attempted murder, assault with a firearm, possession of a firearm while in the commission of a felony, discharging a firearm from a vehicle, and conspiracy. Both men have a bail set at $500,000 and they are expected to be arraigned on Monday.




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