Man Arrested in Last Night’s Shooting Near Petrolia, Woman Doing Well After Surgery

A man has been arrested in the shooting last night of a woman near Petrolia. Below is the press release from the Sheriff’s Department about that arrest.

The woman reportedly is doing well. According to a comment on our earlier story that has been confirmed by a local resident, the woman called someone she knew this morning. The comment from a Cindy L. reads, “At 7:30 a.m. we received a telephone call from the 24-year old female this morning. She is doing well after her surgery.”

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

UntitledOn 04-01-16, at approximately 2143 hrs, deputies responded to the area of Petrolia for a report of a gunshot victim. When deputies arrived on scene, personnel from Petrolia Fire &Rescue were performing life- saving efforts for the victim. The victim was flown to an area hospital for further treatment.

While on scene, deputies contacted 26 year old Brian Christiansen. Based on that investigation, Christiansen was arrested for PC 664/187- Attempted Murder, and PC 273.5(a) Willful infliction of Corporal Injury. Christiansen was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and his bail has been set at $500,000.
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

Earlier Chapter: Woman Shot Near Petrolia



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