Reward for Information Leading to Capture of Suspect Involved in Shooting at Wildlife Officer
Press release from the Department of Fish and Wildlife. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
With the assistance of California Wildlife Officers Foundation, California Waterfowl Association, The Humane Society of the United States, The Sportfishing Alliance, The Nature Conservancy and private donors, a reward of up to $10,000 is offered for information that leads to the capture, arrest, and conviction of Shawn Eugene Hof, Jr.
On Sunday, August 21, 2016 at around 12:40 a.m., a wildlife officer from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) was patrolling for poachers in Carlotta, Humboldt County. The wildlife officer saw a pickup truck with occupants using spotlights in an attempt to poach deer on Redwood House Road near HWY. 36. The wildlife officer attempted to conduct an enforcement stop on the vehicle when a person who was in the rear of the vehicle began shooting at the wildlife officer. A vehicle pursuit ensued with the suspects crashing the vehicle off the road. The suspects fled on foot into the woods, evading arrest.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Humboldt District Attorney’s Office are the lead investigating agencies concerning the shooting incident. Through their investigation, they determined one of the suspects is 24-year-old Shawn Eugene Hof Jr. The Sheriff’s Office obtained a $500,000 Ramey Warrant for Hof’s arrest.
Shawn Eugene Hof Jr. is described as 5’9’ tall, 150 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information in this case (#201604226), particularly the whereabouts of Shawn Eugene Hof, is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
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