Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On August 7, 2021, at about 11:45 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Bald Hills Road near Lady Bird Johnson State Park for the report of a firearm brandishing and traffic collision.

Deputies arrived on scene and located an injured adult male victim lying in the middle of the road. The male was transported to an out of area hospital where he remains in critical condition. Deputies also contacted an additional adult male on scene who told deputies he struck the victim with his vehicle out of self-defense after the victim threatened him with a firearm. The firearm was located at the scene.

This case is under investigation by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division. No arrests have been made at this time.

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.