Man Allegedly Shot While Attacking a Woman With Rebar Released From Hospital Booked Into Jail

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:


On Saturday, 08-13-2016 Patrick Harris was released from the hospital. Harris was then booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Harris’s bail was set at $500,000 dollars.

Original Press Release: On 08-09-2016 at 5:28 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and BLM Officers responded code-3 to a report of a male subject, who had been shot in the leg at a BLM campground in Petrolia. When deputies arrived on scene at the BLM campground located at the mouth of the Mattole River they gathered the following information from citizens:

A 31 year old male citizen had dialed 9-1-1 to report he shot a man, later identified as 50 year old Patrick Michael Harris in the knee after an altercation at the BLM campground in Petrolia.  The citizen reported Harris had attacked a female victim with a piece of rebar and he was forced to shoot Harris in the leg.  The citizen reported that he was unable to remain on scene and provided dispatch with all of his contact information.

Deputies interviewed several witnesses and the female victim, the following is a summary of their investigation:  Harris was acting bizarre and approached the female victim.  Harris asked her if she was ready to die.  At some point Harris got behind the female and started to choke her with the rebar. The female feared for her life and thought she was going to die.

The male citizen who witnessed Harris attack the female stated he intervened to protect her and was forced to shoot Harris. The citizen’s action likely saved her life or at least prevented further harm. Citizen’s then detained Harris until deputies arrived. The female victim declined medical attention, but did sustain significant facial injuries. Humboldt County Sheriff Office Detectives were called out to take over the investigation.

Harris received a non-life threatening bullet wound to his leg and was transported via ambulance to a local hospital. Harris is currently in custody and will be transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility when he is medically cleared by the hospital. Harris is in custody for attempted homicide. Harris’s bail is $500,000 dollars.


Earlier Chapter: Gunshot Victim in the Petrolia Area



  • Woman beaters ate the lowest part of scum .

    • Thank you!!that is my father to a tee!beat me and my mom.hope he gets what he deserves

    • Henchman Of Justice

      Women beaters are just as bad too, probably worse cuz the cops tend to look the other way which is gender cherry picking, especially when done by officials holding positions in society meant to help, not hurt.

      Weary of the feminist manipulations.

      On the bright side, cops should learn how to shoot suspects in the leg instead of murder.

  • Should have shot him in the face, he will probably be out out next week

    • the misadventures of bunjee

      Violent assault with a deadly weapon, terrorist threats and attempted murder? No, he’ll be in a while unless someone comes up with $50k cash to bail him out.

      Thanks for making paradise a little less so, A-hole. Need to have you locked up for a few years.

      • Me? F.u. you think he won’t be a repeat offender? He probably has as much money as any one else around here, I see people get one month for killing someone while drunk so ya hope when he get out he visits you

    • Henchman Of Justice

      The cops would have if hed been black, booyah.

  • What a scum bag!! Thanks to the guy who shot him 🙂

  • Why so disgruntled mr zipper?

    • The comment above mine is directed at me and it pissed me off, woman beaters are the worst I dealt with It for years

      • Henchman Of Justice

        Women who are beaters are evil, agreed.

      • It was obviously aimed at the perp Patrick! relax it’s not all about you. That guy does not have 50k sitting around his camp at the beach”like everyone out there” That kinda nonsense concept that anyone within 100 miles of weed grows is magically rich keeps getting repeated like a mantra of the ignorant. That dude ( not you Zipper) was hanging around the fringes. There are a few trimmers each year that are such assholes they never make any money, and just hang around angry

  • Too bad the police are not of the same caliber (lol) of the intrepid citizen who managed to somehow, in the heat of a violent assault, only wound this asshole so he will get his day in court.
    Thank you sir for being way better than a cop. You got the job done & no one died

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