One Fatally Shot in Phillipsville Early This Morning
At approximately 3:30 a.m., law enforcement received a report of a shooting in Phillipsville. According to a report over the scanner about 15 minutes later, the person believed to have been the shooter allegedly surprised the man shot as he was stealing some items.
According to the report relayed by the dispatcher, the victim was bleeding from the chest. CPR was attempted.
About 4 a.m. the victim was pronounced deceased and the person who shot him was taken to the hospital with “severe head trauma,” according to the dispatcher speaking over the scanner.
Lt. Ernie Stewart of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office confirmed, “there was a shooting and that there is one deceased subject.” He added, “This is an active ongoing investigation of a complicated event.” He said more information will be forthcoming from his department but he isn’t sure when.
Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.