Photos by Andrew Goff.

UPDATE, 1:40 p.m.:

The HCSO reports that the wounded officer has been released from the hospital and is recovering.


UPDATE, 11:15 a.m.:

The HCSO says it will release more information about today’s shooting during a press conference tomorrow at 11 a.m.


UPDATE, 10 a.m.:

LoCO reporter Andrew Goff is on scene and reports that as of 10 a.m., there is still a sheriff’s department detective processing the scene while other deputies stand watch.

Deputies told Goff they were not authorized to speak about the investigation.


A deputy with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was shot near Ferndale last night, and a suspect has been taken to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.

The deputy is in stable condition.

The incident began just before 1 a.m. on the 700 block of Coppini Road, according to scanner traffic caught by “unofficial” on the Lost Coast Outpost’s “Scanner Traffic Indicates” page. Deputies who arrived on scene retrieved a woman who had been held hostage at the location, according to scanner traffic, and the deputy was shot at about this time. A standoff between law enforcement and a suspect or suspects inside a home lasted several hours before the suspect - Hugo Parral Aguirre — was taken into custody with multiple gunshot wounds.

We’ll update when we know more. Below: Tweets from the Sheriff’s Office last night: