Apr 24, 2017

CalTrans Rio Dell shooting believed to be a result of work related issue

On April 24, 2017 at approx. 0702 hours, Humboldt CHP was notified of a shooting incident with one subject deceased on scene at the Cal-Trans Maintenance Facility in Rio Dell, CA.  CHP and Rio Dell PD responded to the scene and found one party deceased and another person in critical condition with a gun shot injury.  The injured person was transported to Redwood Memorial Hospital, but later died at the hospital. 

At this point, investigators believe that an altercation ensued between a Cal-Trans supervisor and another Cal-Trans employee over a work-related issue.  The employee retrieved a handgun and fired several rounds at the supervisor, killing her, before turning the handgun on himself. 

The investigation is being handled by Humboldt CHP with the assistance of the the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, Humboldt County DA's Office, and Rio Dell PD.  The names of the deceased will be released by the Humboldt County Coroner after the notification of next of kin. 


The deceased male subject in this case has been positively identified as Terry Allan Hayse, age 57 of Rio Dell. The female subject has been positively identified as Annette Kaleialoha Brooks, age 61 of Carlotta.

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