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Date Released: 6/6/2013
Subject: Suicidal Subject
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: 201302823
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: Fortuna

On 06-5-2013, approximately 6:30 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a suicidal man armed with a .45 caliber handgun which he discharged into the roof of his home in the 1000 block of Carson Woods Road, Fortuna. The man had also warned family members to vacate the residence.
Roads around the home were blocked off by responding deputies and Fortuna Police who responded to assist. Neighbors were advised to shelter in place. A Humboldt County Sheriff’s Sergeant who is a trained Crisis Negotiator was able to speak with the man on the telephone. At approximately 7:40 p.m. the man surrendered to law enforcement. The subject was transported to the hospital for treatment. Numerous weapons including the .45 caliber handgun were recovered from the residence. No one was injured in the incident.


Mike Downey
Sheriff