Home Invasion Robbery Turns Fatal


Officers interview neighbors last night. [Photo by Oliver Cory]

Press release provided by the Arcata Police Department:

On May 9, 2015 at about 11:12 pm, the Arcata Police Department received a 911 call reporting that a shooting had just occurred in the 2000 block of Eastern Avenue. Arcata Police Department officers responded to the residence along with officers from the Humboldt State University Police Department. Upon the officers arrival they discovered a 38 year old victim suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound in the left shoulder. The victim was unconscious and life saving efforts were administered. The victim was transported to Mad River Community Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Further investigation revealed that a marijuana related home invasion robbery had occurred and the victim was shot during the commission of that robbery. The suspects are described as two white male adults, possibly in their 20’s, wearing dark clothing and a white female adult described as being in her late 20’s or early 30’s with a possible first name of “Kim.” The name of the victim is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin. The investigation is ongoing.

The Arcata Police Department asks anyone with information to contact Sergeant Todd Dokweiler at 822-2428.

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