An early morning shooting in Trinidad is under investigation. Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 700 block of Edwards Street. The victim told police he saw a man siphoning gas from his vehicle, grabbed a gun and confronted the suspect. When he demanded the man stop, the suspect pulled out a gun, at which point the would-be victim fired at the suspect. It’s unclear if the suspect was struck, however no evidence of injury was located at the scene. The suspect then ran to his vehicle and fled the scene.
The suspect is described as a white male adult, possibly in his 30’s, approximately 6 feet tall, thin build and approximately 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored hoodie, dark-colored jeans and a dark-colored beanie. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a dark-colored sedan with a loud exhaust.
This incident is still under investigation.