FORTUNA, Calif. — The Fortuna Police Employees’ Association is offering an additional $1,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the individuals who opened fire on a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on Monday, April 13, a press release said.
This reward is in addition to the $5,000 being offered by the National Police Association, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office. The FPEA said they voted unanimously Thursday to approve the $1,000 reward.
Police are still searching for the two suspects who were approached by a HCSO deputy on Highway 36 in Fortuna on April 13 around 1:18 a.m. The deputy said he observed and approached a motorcycle when the passenger shot at and struck the deputy's windshield. The deputy suffered minor injuries from the broken windshield and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The deputy was released soon after.
The motorcycle is described as black with no license plate. The passenger of the motorcycle is described as wearing a dark helmet and a red jacket.
Anyone with information about this incident 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.