Hank Sims / Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 @ 7:58 a.m. / Crime
(UPDATE) Sheriff’s Deputy Shot Near Ferndale Last Night; At Least One Suspect in Custody Following Coppini Road Standoff
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:
#developing Active investigation happening on Coppini Ln. in Ferndale Bottoms area. One deputy shot, is in stable condition. #Ferndale Bottoms residents are asked to stay inside while deputies search for suspect.— Humboldt Sheriff (@HumCoSO) December 17, 2017
#update Suspect Hugo Parral-Aguirre involved in the Ferndale officer-involved shooting has been located and taken into custody. Parral-Aguirre is being transported to a local hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.— Humboldt Sheriff (@HumCoSO) December 17, 2017
#update Shelter in place lifted for Ferndale Bottoms residents. Investigation is still ongoing.— Humboldt Sheriff (@HumCoSO) December 17, 2017