Mendocino Sheriff Captured Son Who Allegedly Shot His Father
This is a press release from the Mendocino 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 11-10-2018 around 8:21 PM, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 38000 block of South Highway 1, in Gualala, to a report of a gunshot victim who had been shot in the chest and arm. The reporting person advised that Acea Henderson, 18 years old of Gualala, had shot his father, Eugene Henderson, 47 years old of Gualala, in the upper torso after an argument.
Acea and Eugene got into argument in the front yard of the residence which escalated, resulting in Acea striking Eugene in the head with a shovel. A short time later Acea broke out a window to Eugene’s vehicle and removed a .22 caliber rifle and fired at least 1 round striking Eugene in the upper chest. The round exited in the armpit and then entered the left bicep. Acea then put down the gun, telling a witness he would wait for deputies but left prior to their arrival. A third family member transported Eugene to Redwood Coast Medical Services Clinic for treatment.
A witness fearing Acea would return and continue shooting, hid the rifle in the residence. A short time later Acea returned looking for the weapon. After failing to find the weapon, Acea walked away from the residence. A witness later reported seeing Acea shortly after the incident, on Pacific Reef, but deputies were ultimately unable to locate him after an extensive search of the area.
Eugene was transported by ambulance to Santa Rosa Memorial is listed in stable condition.
This incident was the second incident that deputies responded to at this location in consecutive days. On 11-9-2018 deputies responded to another assault by the son against the father. At that time the father refused to cooperate in prosecuting a case against his son.
On 11-11-20 around 10:08 AM Deputies were able to locate Acea at a residence in the 45000 Block of Pacific Woods Road, in Gualala and took him into custody without incident. He was transported and booked into the Mendocino County Jail, on charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, where he will be held on a bail of $250,000.