‘Suspicious’ Death Being Investigated, Says Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office

We posted about the gunshot victim who was found earlier this evening here. Now the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has released an official statement below.

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

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Law enforcement investigates a suspicious shooting. [Photo provided by a reader.]

On 08/06/16 at about 5:40 pm, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 4300 block of Crestview Dr. in Eureka for a report of a possible self-inflicted gunshot victim. Upon their arrival, deputies located a male subject suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was located lying next to a black colored four door Toyota Tacoma pick-up, which he is believed to be associated with. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Due to the suspicious nature of the shooting, HCSO Detectives responded to the scene and are investigating this matter. The victim’s identity is being withheld at this time pending the on-going investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

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