Man With Gunshot Wound Says He Was Victim of Road Rage
On Sept. 6, 2018, at about 7:20 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a local hospital for the report of a male gunshot victim with non-life-threatening injuries.
Deputies made contact with the 39-year-old victim at the hospital. The victim told deputies that he was driving on Ettersburg Road in Southern Humboldt when he pulled his vehicle off the road to confront another driver after a road rage incident. Upon confrontation, the driver physically assaulted the victim and then shot him, prior to fleeing the area. The victim reported he was then picked up by a friend and transported to a local hospital.
The suspect is described as a white male adult in his 40’s, with black hair and a short beard; approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall with a thin build, wearing black pants and a white shirt. The suspect was last seen driving a white or silver Toyota Tacoma south on Ettersburg Road.
This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.