Officer Allegedly Attacked in Fatal Shooting Incident Near Willow Creek Released From Hospital

The California Highway Patrol has announced this afternoon that Officer Tim Gray  has been released from the UC Davis Medical Center. Gray, who was involved in an incident on December 18 near Willow Creek where he says he was forced to defend himself with his gun after being injured by a suspect. Gray was reportedly struck in the head, arm and hand.

Richard Fredrick Tis Mil Estrada, a 17-year-old Hoopa resident, was alleged to have struck Gray with a machete when the officer responded to a traffic accident. The officer reportedly had to fire his weapon in order to defend himself from the attack. Estrada apparently died as a result of gunshot wounds sustained during the officer’s response.

Today, the California Highway Patrol thanked “the community for its overwhelming show of sympathy and support as a result of this incident.”




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