[UPDATE 4:34 p.m.] Breaking News: Shooting Victim in Redway
We are following this closely and will be updating as soon as we can.
UPDATE 2:45 p.m.: Lt. Ken Swithenbank of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office tells us by text, “School was advised of incident and will conduct lockdown at their discretion. Suspect still outstanding. No positive suspect ID as of yet. Poss suspect vehicle grey dodge with no tailgate.”
UPDATE 3:21 p.m.: According to our reporter, Bobby Kroeker, law enforcement searched the former Episcopal Church which is now a residence. Several people were detained in handcuffs.
UPDATE 3:28 p.m.: According to a school spokesperson, the buses rolled on time.
UPDATE 3:50 p.m.: According to Sgt. Jesse Taylor of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement is searching for three suspects and their vehicle–a grey Dodge pickup, four door, damage to the rear passenger side with no tailgate–following an altercation that led to a man running through Redway being shot in the back.
They are asking anyone who sees this vehicle to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251.
Here are the images taken from a security camera of a nearby business.
UPDATE 4 p.m.: According to Sgt. Taylor, the three suspects and the man who was shot got into an altercation at the grocery store. The man fled away from the scene of the altercation. “He was running,” said Taylor, when he was shot in the back. Taylor said that he believed that the person in the “rear passenger seat” shot him as he ran from Empire onto Whitmore Avenue which is several blocks from the original scene.
UPDATE 4:10 p.m.: A reader sends us these photos as officers and a civilian reach the victim not long after he was shot.
According to the photographer, “[Y]ou can see the gunshot wound by [the officer’s] knee…[He] was talking and stuff…[But] wouldn’t let them cut his vest off.”
UPDATE 4:34 p.m.:
This video shows officers detaining people in the yard of the former church right after the incident occurred.