One of Victims in Hoopa Shooting Dead, Law Enforcement Searches for Suspect at Red Lion Hotel
A large law enforcement contingent has surrounded the Red Lion Hotel off of Fourth Street in Eureka. “A reliable witness saw Vince Ortiz walk into the Red Lion,” explained Humboldt County Undersheriff Billy Honsal, Sr. Law enforcement is currently searching for him there.
The entire parking lot has been taped off, says witnesses.
“Ortiz currently has a felony warrant for parole violations and is wanted for questioning in connection with a homicide,” explained Honsal. Honsal revealed that one of the three victims, Daniel Colegrove of Hoopa, was recently taken off life support.
Currently, the Vincent Ortiz’s father, Rodney Ortiz awaits the next step in the legal process. He is currently charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder.
A press release from the Coroner’s Division of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office gives more details:
On March 21, 2015 there was a reported shooting on Redwood Grove Road, Hoopa. Three victims were injured and all three were flown out of the area for treatment. One of the victims eventually succumbed to his injuries and was declared deceased at a hospital in Redding. The deceased person has been identified as Daniel Peter Colegrove, age 73, of Hoopa. Cause of death will not be released until completion of an autopsy.The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a criminal investigation regarding this incident. Anyone with information related to this incident is requested to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251.
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