Officials looking for alleged Alderpoint homicide suspect


ALDERPOINT, Calif. - Saturday, around 2:45 in the afternoon, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office received a call of a possible homicide in Alderpoint.

Once on scene, deputies learned that 58-year-old Robert James Holtsclaw had been shot and was declared dead on scene.

A witness told deputies that he and Holtsclaw had been stopped at a gate on 6th Street in Alderpoint.

The witness said he saw the suspect, identified as Zachary Cordell Harrison, 27, standing near the vehicle with a gun. The witness then heard one gunshot which he believed hit Holtsclaw.

Officials said the witness ran from the vehicle and went to a neighbor's house to call for medical assistance.

Harrison was believed to have been last seen driving in the Alderpoint area in a black Ford F250 with Oregon license plates.

The homicide is currently under investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office at 707-445-7251.

Harrison is considered armed and dangerous if he is seen, officials said to call 911 immediately.

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