Jul 15, 2017

HCSO Deputy Sheriffs placed on administrative leave after officer involved shooting in Weitchpec

On July 14, 2017, at 2157 hours, Deputies with the Sheriff's Office were on patrol in the area Highway 169 North of Weitchpec.

The Deputy Sheriffs observed a suspicious vehicle in the roadway on Martins Ferry Bridge.   The Deputies contacted the driver and solo occupant of the vehicle. He was later identified as George Robbins from Hoopa, CA.   During the course of that contact an officer involved shooting occurred, wounding Robbins.   

Robbins was removed from the vehicle and first aid was rendered.  He was cleared medically from the scene and subsequently transported to the Humboldt County Jail. A firearm was located in the vehicle and seized as evidence.  
 The Deputy Sheriffs on scene were not injured.  

The Humboldt County Critical Incident Response protocol was initiated.   Members of the Eureka PD, Arcata PD, Humboldt County sheriff's Office, District Attorney and State DOJ Criminologist are actively investigating the case.   The Deputy Sheriffs involved are placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.  

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