Elliot Walin, from Facebook

UPDATE, 5:10 p.m.: The Eureka Police Department just released more information:

Following the notification of his next of kin by the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office yesterday, the Eureka Police Department is releasing the identity of the man slain during last Saturday night’s shooting incident near the 1500 block of F Street, Eureka.  The deceased victim has been identified as 31-year-old Elliot Michael Walin of Fortuna.

Investigators have firmly established this incident is not related to last month’s gang involved shooting and homicide at nearby Hammond Park.  While EPD is not releasing details at this time regarding the possible motive behind this shooting, it was not a random act.
EPD is diligently following up on a number of strong investigative leads. Anyone with direct knowledge about this case is asked to contact the Eureka Police Department at (707) 441-4060 (front counter) or (707) 441-4044 (after hours only).  Direct your information to Senior Detective John Gordon or Sergeant  Michael Guy.


Saturday’s shooting at the corner of F and Watson streets in Eureka left one man dead. After speaking with Eureka Police Department Captain Steve Watson, the Outpost has learned the decedent is 31-year-old Elliot Walin of Fortuna. 

Watson said an investigation into the circumstances that led to Walin’s death is ongoing. Another man, shot and badly injured at the same location, is expected to recover. Watson confirmed that the incidents were related.

Walin’s family has set up a GoFundMe page in an attempt to raise funds for the children who lost their father as well as funeral expenses. 


[Note: This post has been updated to correct Walin’s most recent residence.]