Suspect Arrested in September’s Wade Road Shooting

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

201504743 GiampapaOn Thursday, November 15 [19], 2015 at approximately 3:30 p.m. Detectives from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office arrested Keith Dewayne Giampapa, age 53, after a two month, intense, investigation. A Ramey Warrant was issued by a Humboldt County Superior Court Judge for PC664/187(a)- Attempted Murder; PC205- Mayhem; and PC246- Shoot at Inhabited Dwelling. Giampapa agreed to meet with investigators at the Sheriff’s Office and after an interview Giampapa was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for the above listed charges.

 

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On Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at approximately 11:10 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a shooting victim stating he and another female victim had been shot on Wade Rd. in the Alderpoint area. Deputies arrived on scene along with medical personnel and the victims were airlifted to out of the area hospitals for major injuries. Deputies searched the crime scene and did not locate any other victims.

The suspect is still at large. Detectives are on scene to further investigate this incident.

This case has been assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division. Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

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31 comments

  • I wonder what his motive was. Glad he was caught.

  • Glad he was caught. Good job LE. The story on this one will be interesting.

  • I need to get the sheriff’s office to understand that Wade Road is more the Garberville area than the Alderpoint area. Perhaos on Pratt Mountain. We have enough of an image problem in Alderpoint without the Sheriff inaccurately adding to it. Thanks for the wording of your headline. That was quite accurate.

  • Thursday Nov. 15, 2015?

  • another good reason to not have random people met on craiglist come out to your land…

  • Is this the garbage hauler guy they hired? Guess we will see how this prosecution holds up, like so many others.

    • Nothing will happen. Sad.

      • 0LDMANWHOSTUMBLESINTHEWOODS

        Wow,Wait…… Isnt wade road about 17 or so miles south of the Kettenpom area.??????? And as everyone knows ,your not in Alderpoint until your actually in Alderpoint, kinda like being 1/2 way across the golden gate bridge and kinda, being in San Francisco….. Being…….In Alderpoint……is kinda a s e p e r a t e realty from wade road….

        • Lost Croat Outburst

          Welllll. . . . . Kinda. . . . Not exactly a fair comparison. SF, Eureka, ad infinitum, communities have well-defined city limits. If you can describe the established boundary where Alderpoint becomes Garberville Adjacent then you have a point. Otherwise, it’s a bit arbitrary. But please, let the debates begin, using topography and cartography and level-headed reasoning just like always. So, A. Way Park is in Honeydew or Petrolia? Quickly!

      • 0LDMANWHOSTUMBLESINTHEWOODS

        Wow,Wait…… Isnt wade road about 17 or so miles south of the Kettenpom area.??????? And as everyone knows ,your not in Alderpoint until your actually in Alderpoint, kinda like being 1/2 way across the golden gate bridge and kinda, being in San Francisco….. Being…….In Alderpoint……is kinda a s e p e r a t e realty ,,,,,,from wade road….

  • It would be nice to get an update on the Murder Mountain homicide of the guy from Ocean Beach/San Diego that was all over the media awhile back.

    Last I remember the Sheriff’s Office got the body, but still no charges? WTF?! TIA!

  • Was this guy a local or a transient?

    • From Del Norte county. Was hired off of craigslist to haul trash. Went nutty and started demanding more and more money. Was fired. Came and shot the bus up that the victims were in. Left his shoes at the scene of the crime. Must have thought he was quieter without his shoes.

  • The death penalty is what he should get he probably was looking to rob someone why else come here from del norte co I think its a story of wanting money and wanting evil meth that’s my bet.

    • Hammer meets nail…. he is a life long tweeker. Unfortunately I’m related to this piece of garbage.

      • How are you related to Keith? I am his fathers sister, I have only seen Keith two times in his life. Once at his wedding in Orange County California, and another time when he was about 9 or 10. I am heart broken that he has messed his life up. I will keep praying for him as I know God can change his heart.

        • Mary, Vince was a absolutely wonderful man and spent a lot of time with Keith after his divorce from Keith’s Mother. I think results would have been much different if he had been raised by his Dad, guess it was not meant to be. Keith had a lot of issues and I’m sure you know nothing about them, I was around him from birth. Due to his unstable attitude when using drugs I had to cut off all contact with him several years ago. There is no excuse for what he did and he will probably pay with the rest of his years being spent in prison.

        • I am Billie Jean’s granddaughter, Keith’s niece ! Why are any of you gossiping about him ? I don’t think Vince his dad, his momma Billie Jean,his uncle Tony,would appreciate any of this bullshit gossip ! Grow up and focus on your own behaviors ! None of you have the right to judge him or anything else ! Are any of you trying to feel superior or better about yourselves and all the things you each have done ? Sop throwing stones and mud at others ! You don’t know his life or what has or hasn’t happened in his life ! Count your blessings ! Take your own inventory ! Leave his to him and God ! Thank God that God and Jesus are more compassionate regarding him and all of us ! Be very careful of who and what you judge,less you be judged for the very same things !!! Enough is enough !!! By the way Vince loved Keith’s mother Billie Jean !!!

      • I didnt know i was related to Leroy Brown???? Who is this…? Dont call my uncle a piece of garbage either!

    • Who are you to cast judgement without knowing all the facts?…and posting what you assume and do not know as fact…

  • Glad you left the tweeker part. This man resides in the home of my two elderly disabled clients. (Eureka) It has been a question as to if his mental problems were toxic psychosis or paranoid schizophrenia. I know some of what he told to the investigators—he hasn’t got a snowballs chance in hell. Bail—one million one hundred thousand. His worst witness–himself!!!!!

  • OMG I am so sorry this happened. I will say that schizophrenia does run in the family.

  • I worked with Keith several times.ya he might have been a we bit out there but all-around he was an ok guy. I am sorry to see him go down like that.

  • I too have worked with Keith around—–too much!!!!! I have been assulted, menaced, and stalked all the way to my home. I’ve had to clean out the room in my client’s home he lived in. I am still going through all the things he said we were to thow away (from his old room) but I’ve had to slow down and carefully go through things as; I’m finding all the stollen property that I’ve been complaining to my clients about (their house hold stuff just doesn’t vaporize) The day he stalked me was after I defused a horrible ploy he was playing on a girl- he assulted me , vandalized her car, then showed up on my doorstep after I got off work! WHAT ALL-AROUND OK GUY!
    Remember I’m not just one of his detractors— I’m also one of his victums! Protect society-quarantine for life.

    • Mary, Vince was a absolutely wonderful man and spent a lot of time with Keith after his divorce from Keith’s Mother. I think results would have been much different if he had been raised by his Dad, guess it was not meant to be. Keith had a lot of issues and I’m sure you know nothing about them, I was around him from birth. Due to his unstable attitude when using drugs I had to cut off all contact with him several years ago. There is no excuse for what he did and he will probably pay with the rest of his years being spent in prison.

  • P.S.–A man posted on Craig’s List -Keith Giampapa-Rip Off. He made off with the man’s money and did not move anything. Then back at his room he fired up what I call Meth, and quietly left to go to the jail-never came back. I contacted his victum to let him know his $20.00 may have been ripped off for meth but; meth can make one talk to much!

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