Woman Allegedly Attempted to Murder Another Woman in Orick Yesterday

Law enforcement at a shooting

An officer with the US Parks Service stands guard at the Orick Motel. [Photo provided by Tenaya Nelson]

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

On 8-06-2017 at around 6:24 P.M. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center received a report of a physical fight between two females at the Orick RV Park, 121381 US Highway 101in the Town of Orick. At around 6:39 P.M. another caller reported shots had been fired by one of the females. With the assistance of California State Parks Rangers, and California Highway Patrol Officers, Deputies were able to set up a perimeter. Eventually the two females were detained.

After interviewing numerous witnesses and obtaining physical evidence, it was determined that Elisha Wilson of Orick had fired multiple rounds from a pistol at the female victim. Fortunately the victim was not hit by the gunshots. Wilson was arrested for attempted homicide, Penal Code sections 664/187. After being treated at the hospital for self-inflicted injuries, Wilson was booked in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for the aforementioned charges.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707)445-7251.

Earlier Chapter: Gunshots Fired at Orick Motel



  • Eeeeek! Humboldt!

    Take a woman to the pistol range today. Guns are far more dangerous in the hands of someone who can’t shoot worth a damn, and who has no idea when to use deadly force.

    See also: Guns should be cheap, but bullets should cost $1000 each.

    • So to even sight in or train you need to have several hundred k nice. Charge what you will for ammo, i cast and load my own.

      • Literacy Counts!!

        You can probably tell the difference between when to apply deadly force, and when to not. You can also apply gun control, with regard to aiming the gun effectively, and storing the gun safely.
        I applaud your high level of skill and sensibility.

        Many people have guns but have no idea what to do with them.

  • Orick. The REAL Oklahoma by the sea.

  • Self-inflicted injuries?

  • I didn’ t read that the woman didn’t miss intentionally, or even aim at someone. Sometime all you need is the explosion, and the understanding of who is really in control to make your point.
    Your sexism is showing.

    • k your autism is showing.

    • Literacy Counts!!

      Fire that weapon. You will get a legal problem you are not prepared for. Shoot someone. You may spend time in jail that nothing could prepare you for…

      My neighbor fired a gun towards her husband, while drunk. The bullet went somewhere, the marriage ended, the house was sold in forclosure, neither lives in these parts today. She got a $100,000 bail, lost her job, and the final resolution is, grave and total change in lives. If she had hit him, who knows…

      Guns are for killing living creatures. They have no other purpose. Don’t use it unless it’s called for and you can prove it in court.

  • Thankfully, she didn’t hit the victim and nobody got killed.

  • orick is getting out of hand .

  • shawn the fisherman

    Im sure it was alcohol related crime. Good thing she was drunk or somebody might have gotten hurt.

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