[UPDATED] Sheriff's Office Reports Homicide in Redway This Morning
UPDATE, 3:56 p.m.: Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:
The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has confirmed the identity of the homicide victim and notified the next of kin. The victim has been identified as Daneyal Mohammad Siddique, 40 years old, who is from Redway, California.
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UPDATE, 11:34 a.m.: Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:
On 10-22-2014, at approximately 12:15 a.m. , the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a citizen who reported hearing a gun shot and discovered a man had been shot at the Dean Creek Resort, Redway. Citizens at the scene attempted lifesaving efforts on the victim, while medical and law enforcement responded. When deputies arrived, the suspect, identified as Jason Armstrong, 40 years old, from Dumas, Texas met with deputies. as they arrived. Medical personnel tended to the victim, who was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office were summoned to the scene. Detectives learned the 41 year old male victim and the suspect had been in a brief verbal argument earlier in the evening. The victim was residing in a room at Dean Creek Resort and Armstrong was staying in a nearby cabin at the resort. They did not know each other prior to the argument. After the brief argument, the victim and Armstrong parted ways. Armstrong went to victim’s room to settle the argument, believing it was not over. Armstrong was carrying a semi- automatic handgun. Armstrong confronted the victim on the back patio of the room and brandished the handgun at the victim. While brandishing the handgun, the victim attempted to disarm Armstrong. During the brief struggle over the weapon, Armstrong strong shot the victim once in the chest.
After shooting the victim, Armstrong walked away and unloaded the weapon near his cabin. When deputies arrived, he walked up to the deputies and surrendered without incident. Armstrong was arrested and transported to Eureka where he was interviewed by detectives. He was then booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on one count of murder. His bail was set at $1,000,000.00.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
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UPDATE, 9:26 a.m.: Lt. Steve Knight of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office tells the Outpost that detectives have detained and are interviewing one suspect, and that his office does not believe the community is in danger.
“We believe the person responsible is in custody at this time,” Knight said.
The Sheriffs Office will release further information later today.
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Original Post: Your Lost Coast Outpost awoke to the following tweet sent out by Lieutenant Steve Knight with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
Homicide in Redway at Dean Creek about 12:15 am this morning. Investigators on scene. Press release later this am
— Steve Knight (@SteveKnightHCSO) October 22, 2014
Scanner traffic from around that time alludes to a male being shot in the chest across from the Dean’s Creek Resort office near room six. Other parties on the scene attempted to apply pressure to the wound, but by 12:22 a.m. the victim had apparently stopped breathing. He was pronounced dead by medical personnel at 12:39 a.m.
LoCO is attempting to gathering more info and will update this post when we know more.