Officers and Suspect Involved in May 17 Shooting Incident Named
Press release from the Arcata Police Department:
On May 17, 2016 two police officers from the Arcata Police Department were involved in an incident that resulted in the shooting of 26-year-old Joshua Adelynia Hoffman of San Diego. Mr. Hoffman sustained four gunshot wounds. He is currently in critical but stable condition at a local hospital.
Arcata Police Officer Matthew O’Donovan, hired by APD in 2012 discharged his taser during the incident and Arcata Police Officer Don Arminio, hired by APD in 2008 discharged his firearm during the incident.
As is standard protocol, both police officers have been placed on administrative leave.
The shooting remains under investigation by the Humboldt County Critical Incident Response Team.
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Arcata Police Department at 822-2428.