Arrest Early This Morning in Fortuna Shooting

Yesterday at approximately 2 p.m., Fortuna Police say that Derek Johnson attempted to shoot another man in the 300 block of North Fortuna Blvd. They say that after a physical fight Johnson left the area, came back with a shotgun “and fired one shot at the victim as he was standing in the doorway of his residence.”

Early this morning they issued this press release from the Fortuna Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Johnson (Fortuna Shooting)Derek Ray Johnson was arrested by Fortuna Police Department on July 6, 2016 at approximately 2:00 AM. Johnson was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.

Earlier Chapter: 
Fortuna Man Wanted for Shooting at Another Man Today



  • Glad they got this guy. His poor parents.

  • The world is going to hell in a h a nd basket

  • Cory Woolley wasn’t even charged… shouldn’t be a problem here either… precedent has been set! Heck, the victims weren’t even interviewed and three of them were his own family (one shot flew past his own daughter’S head…according to the young miss herself). Cory was allowed to pretend like he turned himself in…. wonder if that has anything to do with Mommy babysitting some of the sheriff’s children?

  • This man has an excuse for his behavior, The dot on his lip made him do it and act out. Growing up with a birth defect like this one, can cause emotional scaring so the man cannot help lashing out on people, the teasing he received growing up caused this turmoil, This man deserves mental treatment and counseling, lets all join in to help him in this time of confusion and dread to make his journey a good one.

  • A Mother's Friend

    Rebecca….Do you have any of the facts concerning the shooting Cory was involved in? How does this even relate? Get your stories straight before you start making rude and stupid remarks! His mother is a wonderful lady and your implication is just ignorant. So being an awesome daycare provider means we can use the law to our advantage ? [edit]

  • “REBECCA” is really Carrie, CORYS EX-WIFE

  • Compassion & mindful thoughts for the victims & families please. This is our community, our home & for me I personally consider the youth of our community my opportunity to step up & step in. This is our community & our individual responsibility to create options. Shaming & blaming has no place in my life.

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