[UPDATE 2:41 p.m.] Home Invasion in Humboldt Hill; Two Assaulted
At least one gunshot was fired during a home invasion about 5:30 p.m. in the Humboldt Hill area. The incident which occurred in the 2100 block of Chad Lane, resulted in one victim being sent to the hospital for minor injuries and the second victim being grazed by a bullet.
According Selena Zorrilla-Mendoza spokesperson for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, “Three suspects forced entry to the residence.” At that time one of the suspects began assualting one of the residents. Another suspect, she said, “attempted to gain entry to another part of the residence and shot through the door grazing the second victim.” The second victim called law enforcement and the suspects fled in a black SUV.
“Two of the suspects have been identified,” Zorrilla-Mendoza said. In addition to the three that entered the residence there were possibly three more outside.
The identified suspects are ColtTuel, age 24, from Eureka and Brock Tuel, age 26, from Fields Landing. Both are wanted for attempted murder, burglary and negligent discharge of a firearm.
If you have any information, please contact the Sheriff’s Department at (707) 445-7251.
UPDATE 10:01 a.m.: Press release from the Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff’s Office:
On Thursday, June 16, 2016 at about 5:30 p.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to a shots fired call in the 2100 block of Chad Lane in Humboldt Hill area of Eureka. It was reported to Deputies three to six suspects fled the residence in a black SUV.
Upon arrival, Deputies contacted two male victims. Victim #1 was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries sustained from being assaulted by one of the suspects. Victim #2 had a graze wound on his arm from a bullet fired through his bedroom door. Victim #2 did not require medical attention. Victim #2 told deputies he heard someone shouting his name from another part of the residence and went to the closed bedroom door. Deputies were told the suspects attempted to force their way into the bedroom and fired a single shot into the door, grazing Victim #2’s arm. Victim #2 told the suspects he was calling the cops.
Victim #2 then exited the bedroom and saw suspect Brock Tuel assaulting Victim #1 on the floor. All three suspects then fled the residence in a black SUV. The victims told Deputies the suspects were looking for a specific person and had personal issues with the victims.
Suspect #1 was positively identified as 26 year old Fields Landing resident Brock Stan-Bono Tuel.
Suspect #2 was positively identified as 24 year old Eureka resident Colt Giovanni Tuel.
Both are wanted for attempted murder, burglary, and negligent discharge of a firearm.
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.
UPDATE 2:41 p.m.: One suspect has turned himself in. For more on the story, click here.