Fortuna Police Release Booking Photo of Homicide Suspect
Yesterday at approximately 12:45 p.m., a local firefighter whose name has not yet been released, was shot at a residence on Rohnerville Road in Fortuna. Witnesses name Jon Goldberg as the man who fired those fatal shots after what Fortuna Police said was a “brief argument.” The man fled the scene leaving the 42-year-old victim dead of multiple gunshot wounds. Fortuna Police say the victim was unarmed.
Scanner traffic indicates that the suspect, Jon Goldberg, later called his wife and requested her to meet him at their home. By that time his wife was at the Fortuna Police station, according to what was said over the scanner.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and the California Highway Patrol sent support to aid Fortuna Police in capturing the suspect. At approximately 7 p.m., Jon Goldberg age 36, was taken into custody at his home at 32950 Highway 36.
Later he was booked into the Humboldt County Jail on charges of murder.
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