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.