Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On July 21, 2020, at about 1:30 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 3900 block of D Street, in the county’s jurisdiction of Eureka, for the report of a home invasion/armed robbery in which one person had been shot.

Deputies arrived on scene and located a male victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for emergency treatment. He is expected to recover.

Upon further investigation, deputies learned that the victim was part of a group of people visiting the area from out of the state. The group had rented the residence for the duration of their stay. During their time in Humboldt County, the group had acquired a large amount of cannabis and were in the process of preparing the cannabis for shipment out of the state.

While the group was preparing the cannabis, an unknown number of suspects with firearms forced entry into the residence. The male victim confronted the suspects and a struggle ensued. One suspect then reportedly shot the victim prior to fleeing the residence.

The suspects are only described as males wearing all black and ski masks.

This case is under investigation.

Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.