[UPDATE 11:46 a.m.: CHP Says No Danger to the Community] Victim With Multiple Gunshot Wounds in Hoopa

Gunshot Victim featureLaw enforcement is currently engaged in a foot pursuit of a suspect who fled the scene after a violent incident unfolded early this morning near Laura’s Kitchen, a closed restaurant on the main street in Hoopa not far from the Tribal Police Station and the mini mart.

The incident was first reported over the police scanner at around 7:30 a.m. today. According to preliminary information, an unidentified suspect left a victim with multiple gunshot wounds near the empty business. REACH helicopter is on their way to pick up the victim and are expected to be there by about 8:15.

In response to the ongoing situation, authorities have called for the assistance of a K-9 unit to aid in the search for the suspect.

Today is the Jump Dance Ceremony and it is taking place in Hoopa.

Details regarding the victim’s condition and the motive behind the attack remain unclear at this time. Residents in the vicinity are urged to exercise caution and remain vigilant as the police operation unfolds. We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available on this developing story.

UPDATE 9:48 a.m.: We received information from a solid source that this was a CHP officer shot a suspect. We have requested information from the CHP but they have not yet responded.

UPDATE 11:36 a.m.: We received a photo of the incident scene where a large number of officers are located.

A large number of law enforcement are gathered near the scene of the shooting.

A large number of law enforcement are gathered near the scene of the shooting.

Update 11:46 a.m.: A spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol, Sgt. Matt Harvey contacted us saying there is no danger to the community. He could not confirm any details yet about the incident. However, he did want to assure the community, “There’s is no suspect outstanding…There will be a time today when more information is released.”

UPDATE: Officer Involved Shooting in Hoopa Results in Fatality

NOTE: At the request of a person who was quoted, we removed their description of the Jump Ceremony.

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Patriot
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Patriot
9 months ago

Better do a couple jump dances. Maybe a break dance and a waltz for good measure. The world is losing its friggin mind. BUT. We have 2000 new pronouns !!! And we include anything you dream up as real now.

Tausha
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Tausha
9 months ago
Reply to  Patriot

Ignorant

Guest
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Guest
9 months ago
Reply to  Patriot

This comment is is just straight disrespectful to others culture.

Hunter'sCrackPipe
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Hunter'sCrackPipe
9 months ago
Reply to  Guest

Want to know the real disrespect to your culture, whatever that may be? It’s when you spend a life of no purpose, slink around drunk and stoned and don’t carry your weight. That is the ultimate disrespect to your culture. All this focus on the words is just a distraction from the action. You see, there’s some tough times on our horizons, and the perpetually offended will be the first to fall. Sorry, but I’ve seen this movie before.

Dawnetta Carpenter
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Dawnetta Carpenter
9 months ago
Reply to  Patriot

You think you’re cute huh? Well your not and your comment is beyond ignorant…

Patriot
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Patriot
9 months ago

Not particularly cute. I prefer suave and debonair. Im deeply hurt by your opinion . well? Sorta hurt. Ok not even concerned. However. I find it hard to be serious in a world that thinks our kids shd be able to change their gender at recess with no parental input. And we are regressing into moral darkness at lightning speed and many want to accept it as diversity But by all means if theres a dance that will help. Lets boogie!! As our esteemed president would say. MMFGUHHH MIGNNGLE come on man! We are building back better.

BudD
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Bud
9 months ago
Reply to  Patriot

Good example of ‘think globally, act locally’…

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tru matters
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tru matters
9 months ago

Interesting. The Jump Dance is held around the same time as the Rosh Hashanah
Holiday.
Mormons believe Native Americans are the lost tribe of Israel. Or Lamanites.

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BoffinD
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9 months ago
Reply to  tru matters

A late summer or early fall Celebration. How unusual

Al L Ivesmatr
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Al L Ivesmatr
9 months ago
Reply to  tru matters

Mormons are generally great folks (aside from weasels like Mitt Romney) but I don’t buy the Joseph Smith prophet angle. Seems like he was just another conman with some good ideas about stocking up for the apocalypse. If you ever need any food, go ask the Mormons, they have mucho supplies. Jim Jones had some great ideas about creating a self sustaining utopian society as well. And for a short time his idea worked until it didn’t. What do they both have in common, they are not God and his son Jesus Christ, king of kings, lord of lords, Lion of Judah.

Funfact?
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Funfact?
9 months ago
Reply to  tru matters

That has only been the case since the 50s and it’s since changed to the lost tribe is in their ancestry somewhere because there’s science that proves native Americans aren’t descendants of Egypt.

Ijay
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Ijay
9 months ago
Reply to  tru matters

I have a friend who is Mormon and that is what she says. I told her, we have creation stories that tie us to our land..time immemorial…so them saying we are not from here is false.

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Bill
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Bill
9 months ago

Hilarious comments and even stupider journalism 😬😆

D'Tucker Jebs
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9 months ago
Reply to  Bill

What’s wrong with the reporting?
This is breaking news and hardly any details have been released yet.
We’re lucky to have the public information service this site provides.

Mr. Clark
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Mr. Clark
9 months ago
Reply to  Bill

Please explain “stupider journalism”?
I find RHBB reporting mostly professional. Way better than the idiots LoCo or time standard.

c u 2morrowD
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9 months ago
Reply to  Mr. Clark

I bet the mod on loco head is spinning right now.

Dogbiter
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Dogbiter
9 months ago

Jesus! Anybody really know what happened? Sounds like listening to a scanner just adds another layer of confusion that gets reported as news.
I guess it’s too much to wait until an official statement is released. Someone else might report something ahead of you.
The method used here results in people posting speculation and also in holier-than-thou snydsters getting butt hurt.

Truth Be Told
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Truth Be Told
9 months ago
Reply to  Dogbiter

“developing story” is code for “we don’t know exactly what happened but we’re doing our best to bring you information as soon as we get it.”

Waiting until an “official statement is released” would, in most cases, mean nothing would be reported. Obviously, with an officer involved shooting, there’ll be a press release in this case but it will be hours ir days after the fact.

Many, maybe most, RHBB readers are here precisely because the site strives to publish news about “developing stories” as soon as it’s available. If that bothers you, you can always wait to see if the Times-Standard covers it.

Also, with or without an official account, plenty of armchair pundits will weigh in with unfounded assumptions and speculation, insensitive comments and diversionary rants that have nothing to do with the story.

Guest
Guest
Guest
9 months ago
Reply to  Truth Be Told

True that although the description of the Jump Dance, not the sheer mention of it, is a tangent begging for speculation and diversion. The options are to give information that is incoherent or wait until until it has been clarified. The people living there at least should be given a head’s up in preference to no head’s up.

BudD
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Bud
9 months ago
Reply to  Kym Kemp

Makes sense…

Dogbiter
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Dogbiter
9 months ago
Reply to  Truth Be Told

So you figure speculation and knee-jerk reaction beats actual, comprehensive information?

I like stars
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I like stars
9 months ago
Reply to  Dogbiter

You do know that reading Kym’s site is optional, don’t you?

Truth Be Told
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Truth Be Told
9 months ago
Reply to  Dogbiter

No. What I said was you’re going to get speculation and knee jerk reactions, etc., whether the published information is complete and accurate or not.

Sheila Eacret
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9 months ago
Reply to  Truth Be Told

They usually have to get there story in order and brief each other so they say the same story. Someone knows what really happened and one day it will be told. Especially with the Sheriffs Department they have to make it justifiable. Sad really.

Bozo
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Bozo
9 months ago

Have watched them in action before… officers were absolutely professional.
California Highway Patrol is probably the most highly trained LEO agency in the state.

farfromputin
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farfromputin
9 months ago

I’ve always looked at Native Americans as a higher level of humans. Nothing will change that.

Guest
Guest
Guest
9 months ago
Reply to  farfromputin

That’s like the old Victorian idea that women were “a higher level of human.” Sounds flattering but it’s just a way of controlling by stereotyping what you expect out of them.

BudD
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Bud
9 months ago
Reply to  farfromputin

There is a word for that, it is ‘racism’…

farfromputin
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farfromputin
9 months ago
Reply to  Bud

Bud and Guest: both you guys need a lantern.

BudD
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Bud
9 months ago
Reply to  farfromputin

I do not understand your lantern reference.

I do understand that if you look at one race as being at a ‘higher level’ than other races, you are the very definition of a racist. You should consider that genetically speaking, what defines ‘race’ is extremely superficial, and that humans are all nearly identical…

farfromputin
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farfromputin
9 months ago
Reply to  Bud

The lantern is a metaphor for light or knowing. That I think Native Americans are more aware does not make them superior to other races. Being close to nature may have contributed to this quality.

BudD
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Bud
9 months ago
Reply to  farfromputin

You didn’t say “more aware,” you said “a higher level of humans.”

Either way, you are attributing some form superiority based on race. You imply that (based on race), some people are “close to nature.” Race has nothing to do with being close to nature. There are members of every race who are close, or far, from nature. There are native Americans who are born, raised, grow old and die in cities without ever venturing away from concrete and street lights. Again, race has nothing to do with it…

HotCoffee
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HotCoffee
9 months ago
Reply to  farfromputin

I’ve always looked at all humans as individuals that are sometimes hero’s and sometimes zeros.

North westCertain license plate out of thousands c
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North westCertain license plate out of thousands c
9 months ago
Reply to  HotCoffee

A man’s a man until he proves otherwise.

I like stars
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I like stars
9 months ago
Reply to  farfromputin

Are there other superior races, or are American Indians the one superior race in your view? Have you ordered the others? Is there one you view as the lowest? Please share more.

Leanne Estrada
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Leanne Estrada
9 months ago

Please delete all reported information & commentary about the Jump Dance! Unnecessary and unacceptable!

HotCoffee
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HotCoffee
9 months ago
Reply to  Leanne Estrada

Why? And why not explain more about the Jump Dance to enlighten people who are unfamiliar with it.

Tausha
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Tausha
9 months ago
Reply to  HotCoffee

If people would like educational resources about our sacred ceremonies, a reporting of an officer involved shooting is not the place to seek that.

The Real Guest
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The Real Guest
9 months ago

Sort of sounds like there might have been more than one shooting victim…

Dankdave
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9 months ago

Why did the chp shoot him so many times and did he have a gun on him at that time that’s what I wanted to know and was it because of drugs or what

NoOneCarez
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NoOneCarez
9 months ago
Reply to  Dankdave

Because he ran it sounds like….sounds like a legit reason to shot and kill someone.

By the way this is my cousin that was killed and I mean this in the most sarcastic way as this is the second cousin murdered by the police in Hoopa. It is sickening.

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The Real Guest
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The Real Guest
9 months ago
Reply to  NoOneCarez

I am sorry for your loss.

It is a terrible tragedy.

If that was the second cousin of yours to be killed by the police in Hoopa, that explains perfectly why he would have ran away from them.

I don’t blame him for running at all.

That was no reason to kill him.

Roxanne
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Roxanne
9 months ago
Reply to  Dankdave

They shots to kill yo . Lol that’s why the shots so many times . He probably had no weapon. This is the rez ! They wanted he or she DEAD NOT ALIVE! Yo

Celebrations aren’t for the faint of heart
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Celebrations aren’t for the faint of heart
9 months ago

Hurry defund the police and take their guns. They shouldn’t have them if they are going to kill people with them. And stop the jump dance cause it brings violence! Matter a fact stop all celebrations cause most bring some kind of violence or division.

The Real Guest
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The Real Guest
9 months ago

“A spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol, Sgt. Matt Harvey contacted us saying there is no danger to the community.”…

…Yet a member of the community was killed…???

I’d say that represents what could be considered a very real danger to the community.

The question that must be asked, is, if that killing of the community member was justifiable.

I guess I just asked it.🤷‍♂️

The ultimate punishment seems like an overly high price to pay for a vehicle code violation, and/or fleeing from it.

In my opinion, if it was the intention of the fleeing suspect to harm the pursuing officer, he would have done so before ever running from fear.

The officer chasing him clearly represented the most pressing danger.

Hindsight is 20/20.

Clearly, any fear the suspect had that the officer was capable of harming him, was proven to be completely reasonable.

No doubt about that.

Not to be disrespectful to the CHP, I actually have a great deal of respect for them as a rule, but I feel it is appropriate to give them both the benefit of the doubt at this time.

The officer will hopefully have to reasonably justify the killing of a man, and unfortunately, the victim won’t be able to testify on his own behalf.

Hopefully there is body camera video, and/or witnesses that will exonerate one or the other of them.

Either way, this is a terrible tragedy.

Something tells me the victim was fairly young.

Condolences to the family and friends, and to the community.

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Threasa
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Threasa
9 months ago

I just need to ask, does anyone on here think about the victims or their families and what affect you’re coments may
have? These coments have nothing to do with the situation!

Nope
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Nope
9 months ago
Reply to  Threasa

Not at all. I honestly think comments shouldn’t be aloud on post like this.

Threasa
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Threasa
9 months ago

I just want to verify my comment was based on earlier coments

Brenda Lewis
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Brenda Lewis
9 months ago

First of all the victim was my fiance and there was no violent incident at all the chp officer shot my fiance 3 times in the back after taking him this was murder by a police officer plain ND simple

Marcy Casey
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Marcy Casey
9 months ago

Who is the officer involved? Why call a K9 unit after the fact. The victim was not armed. How many shots were fired? I heard five with my own ears.

The Real Guest
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The Real Guest
9 months ago
Reply to  Marcy Casey

A K-9 might have been called because maybe the man was shot while running away.

It doesn’t seem like a man could run far after five shots in a struggle…

In the unlikely event that he ran far after being shot multiple times, an ambulance should be the first thing to have called, not a K-9.

If a K-9 was called for before an ambulance, and the man had already been shot, and the officer also did not render aid, that would suggest a callous disregard for the wounded man’s survival.

Marcy Casey
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Marcy Casey
9 months ago

The Dances are a religious ceremony. They have nothing to do with this case. Ignorant people who dont know what they are talking about should bow out and keep your opinions to yourself. A young mannis dead, he has friends and family. Where is the human respect??!!!

The Real Guest
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The Real Guest
9 months ago
Reply to  Marcy Casey

I am truly saddened to hear this. I had a feeling he must have been a young man.

My heart goes out to the family and friends, and to the community.

Dale
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Dale
9 months ago

So, what happened at Laura’s that started this ball rolling?