$20,000 Reward Offered in Case of Suspect in Shooting at Wildlife Officer

Press release:


 Shawn Eugene Hof Jr.

Reward Raised to $20,000 for Information Leading to the Arrest and Conviction of Shawn Eugene Hof Jr., Suspected of Attempting to Shoot a CDFW Wildlife Officer

The California Wildlife Officers Foundation, California Waterfowl Association, The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, The Sportfishing Alliance, The Nature Conservancy and private donors have increased the reward for information that leads to the capture, arrest, and conviction of Shawn Eugene Hof, Jr. to up to $20,000.

On Sunday, August 21, 2016 at around 12:40 a.m., a wildlife officer from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) was patrolling for poachers in Carlotta, Humboldt County. The wildlife officer saw a pickup truck with occupants using spotlights in an attempt to poach deer on Redwood House Road near HWY. 36. The wildlife officer attempted to conduct an enforcement stop on the vehicle when a person who was in the rear of the vehicle began shooting at the wildlife officer. A vehicle pursuit ensued with the suspects crashing the vehicle off the road. The suspects fled on foot into the woods, evading arrest.


Shawn Eugene Hof Jr.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Humboldt District Attorney’s Office are the lead investigating agencies concerning the shooting incident. Through their investigation, they determined one of the suspects is 24-year-old Shawn Eugene Hof Jr. The Sheriff’s Office obtained a $500,000 Ramey Warrant for Hof’s arrest.
Shawn Eugene Hof Jr. is described as 5’9’ tall, 150 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information in this case (#201604226), particularly the whereabouts of Shawn Eugene Hof, is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

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  • Upping the bounty on this miscreant’s head is a good move and a good use of my tax money, if it’s used for such rewards. Did the organizations listed contribute to the pool? I’m a member of some of them and like to thank and encourage them, like in this case. af

  • And what about the driver???.. it takes two

    • sharpen your pencil

      Get one in custody and let him snitch on his dipshit accomplice, the shooter is the head of the snake!

  • Car full of idiots. He looks kind of goofy. Must have a great future ahead of him! Going to prison bud. Enjoy protective custody ack ack ack…

  • sharpen your pencil

    For 20k I’m sure one of his junky buddies will rat him out. One could score a lot of smack for 20k! Hey maybe even overdose and give us all a 2 for 1!

  • heh! heh! heh!
    at that price you have just got every bail bond type in the area in the area to be watching for this yahoo while picking up their usual load of no shows for transport to the jail.
    thats 20K on the hoof for any bondsman who crosses paths with this yahoo,
    Taser bait!!

  • Henchman Of Justice

    When has any news story followed up on any bounty?????

    Pffft, as if we will hear or read of a “who” that gets 20k.

  • you dont get the $20k just for picking him up. note the fine print….notice it say AND and not OR.

    “Information that leads to the capture, arrest, and CONVICTION”

  • He is in for a beating possibly a police execution

  • Would take my chances for 20 G. He’s on borrowed time since a friend or family member will take the payout… Smart move to up the ante.

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