Bassler Dead? One Newspaper Says Yes
The Fort Bragg Advocate is reporting that Mendocino Sheriff Tom Allman and the US Marshals are holding a joint news conference tonight at 6pm. The Press Democrat which has consistently had the scoop on Aaron Bassler information is reporting that
Aaron Bassler, wanted in two North Coast slayings, was shot and killed in the woods outside Fort Bragg on Saturday, according to law enforcement sources.
The circumstances of his death were still unclear Saturday afternoon, but a deputy with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department said a colleague from his agency was involved in the shooting, which occurred around mid-day.
“He is deceased,” Deputy Ron Parsons said.
No one else was injured, he said.
UPDATE: According to report from Rick Tatum, “Residents in the Noyo Basin have also received a reverse 911 that the area is secure.”
UPDATE 7:23: Mendo Sheriff Confirms Bassler’s death and gives details.