Shots Fired at Alderpoint Bridge

On 07-04-2011, approximately 10:15 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriffs Deputies responded to a fight with shots fired at the Alderpoint Bridge, Alderpoint. Upon arrival at the scene deputies learned there had been a large gathering at the bridge for the annual July Fourth celebration. Deputies met with two victims, one of which was an Alderpoint Fire Department employee. The first victim, a 45 year old male reported that he and his family were celebrating the Fourth of July at the Bridge when for an unknown reason a Hispanic male kicked him in the stomach several times, then pointed a semi-automatic handgun at him, and then the crowd, waving it around. The victim immediately fled the scene with his family. He did not request medical attention and told the deputies he had never seen the suspect before.

Deputies spoke with a Alderpoint Fireman who was on scene. The Fireman told the deputies the suspect pointed the firearm at his head and stated he would kill him. The suspect then pointed the firearm above the crowd and fired it several times before leaving the area in a pick up truck with two other Hispanic males.

The suspect is described as: Hispanic male adult, 5-4 “ tall, wearing dark baggy pants with a Raiders football jersey and hooded shirt, white tennis shoes. Late teens or early twenties.

The suspect was last seen driving a Red Chevy Pickup Truck, unknown year with a 55 gallon Fuel Drum in the truck bed, possibly enroute the Garberville Area.

Anyone with information regarding this case is requested to contact the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Garberville Station, 707-923-2761

Hat tip to Hank at the Lost Coast Outpost

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