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Additional $1,000 reward for info on suspects who shot at Humboldt County deputy Monday

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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.

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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.

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