Sheriff's Office Conducting Homicide Investigation into Death of Man Dropped Off at Cal Fire Station


The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is conducting a homicide investigation after a gunshot victim was dropped off at the Elk Camp Cal Fire station near Orrick yesterday evening.

Although Cal Fire employees administered living-saving efforts, the man died at the scene, the HCSO states in a news release.

According to the release, the man was driven to the station around 6 p.m. and left there by "mulitiple unknown individuals. "  His  name has not been released and the case remains under investigation.

Read the HCSO release below:

On June 23, 2021, at about 6 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Elk Camp CAL FIRE Station on Bald Hills Road near Orick for the report of a gunshot victim. According to CAL FIRE employees, a male gunshot victim was brought to the station in a vehicle occupied by multiple unknown individuals. The victim was dropped off at the station and the vehicle left. Despite life-saving efforts administered by CAL FIRE employees, the victim succumbed to his injuries on scene.

This case is being investigated as a homicide by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division. This is an ongoing investigation. Information will be released as available and appropriate.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank CAL FIRE and California State Parks for their assistance with this investigation. Anyone with information about this case 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.

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