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Man Shot, Killed Near Weitchpec in Shootout With Hoopa Tribal Officer, Sheriff's Office Reports


A man was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting last night after he opened fire on a Hoopa Tribal Police officer near Weitchpec, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office reports.

The suspect allegedly fired a gun at the officer following a pursuit. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Lt. Wayne Hanson notified media via a text that read, in part, “Officer returned fire striking suspect. Suspect is deceased. Officer is not injured.”

The shooting occurred at 8:30 p.m., Hanson reported.


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