Victim and Suspect of Friday’s Homicide Were Roommates

David Alan Kobak

David Alan Kobak

This is a press release from the Eureka Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

The following is an update to the press release dated August 25, 2017.

Detectives of the Eureka Police Department are still actively investigating this case. However, we are at a point in the investigation that we can release the following information:

During the late hours of August 25th, 2017, Detectives of the Eureka Police Department served a search warrant at the residence of occurrence and multiple items of evidence have been collected, including a firearm, fired brass casings, and bullet fragments. The firearm collected is consistent with the casings and the wounds sustained by the victim.

David Alan Kobak is believed to be the sole suspect in the shooting and he was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on a charge of homicide.

The relationship between the victim and Kobak and the exact length of time that the victim had been staying at the residence has not been determined, however they both appear to have been residing at the residence of occurrence. The preliminary investigation suggests this was not a self-defense shooting.

The victim was shot numerous times, but we will not know an exact number until the completion of the autopsy, which has been scheduled for August 27th, 2017. Release of the victim’s identity is still pending notification of next of kin.

We are still in the early stages of the investigation and there are many investigative steps to still be completed. Updates to the public will be released as appropriate.

Earlier Chapter: 75-Year-Old Man Arrested for Murder



  • Humboldt, where do you get these guys?

    • cabbage patch

    • From the guy store, the same place we got the rest of you.

    • Usually come up from Mendo

      • Taurus Ballzhoff

        This guy looks like he stopped off in Folsom, and for a long time…

        • This man raised me as my mothers bf growing up. He was the sweetest man ive ever met. Hes 75 and suffering from dementia. This is not his character. My mind is blown. He was truly a gentle type who wouldn’t hurt a fly. You fucks dont judge off a mugshot. You dont know shit or the circumstances. But debilitating mental disease truly is a factor and possibly alcohol. I do not condone murder or his actions. But he had never been in trouble once in his 75 years. Not one violent crime. Age will bring on things in the mind that im sure scared him. This man would never do something like this in a clear mental state. There are factors that are unknown. Dont talk shit. He was an incredible man and i can testify to that.

          • Roy I will testify that the man he shot and killed was a good man also . He leaves behind 2 daughters and three grandchildren. Because why,we will never know . If David had dementia then maybe someone should of took his gun away . The guy he shot they have been friends for over 40 years . Sad that someone can just go get his gun and shoot someone ten times .then call the cops and say i been involved in a shooting in my house . It’s hard for me to feel bad for David .

          • Hi Roy, Dave Kobak is my uncle. It would be great to chat with you. Can you please reach out to me at ?

          • Ya well I have also known dave since I was born and he was nothing but a piece of shit. So clearly you didnt know him as well as you think. He was a drug adict and he is suffering from dementia because of his drinking and alcohol problem

  • You should only say four words to law enforcement:
    “I want a lawyer”
    Tell them your identity, give them picture ID, and if they ask where you are coming from and where you are headed.Be respectful. Anything else is giving them permission to continue questioning.

    • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

      You should tell law enforcement the names, license plates, and intervals of dope growers.

      • Your name and handle would be first to hand over to feds for humboldt terrorism.

      • The peabrian Conservatives are unavoidable. They turn up in the nicest families and in otherwise very desirable neighborhoods—and many of them insist on flaunting their pathetic, regressive, coward’s lifestyle (or, worse, thrusting it upon others). Try to remember that loser Conservatives like this CHUMP[edit] and where your facts are no better or worse than a bunch of made-up stuff that they heard on fox FAKE news for dummies.

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