We have more information on the shooting in Shelter Cove. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s office has identified the suspect accused of shooting a deputy in the chest as 55-year-old William Nelson. Authorities surrounded the suspects home taking every precaution during the search.
It all started just before 3 Tuesday afternoon, when two sheriff deputies served an eviction notice at a home on Kelly Lane.
When deputies arrived, the suspect, William Lloyd Nelson, reportedly shot one of the deputies in the chest. A bullet proof vest the deputy was wearing saved his life.
A reverse 9-1-1 call did go out to area residents and authorities are encouraging people to stay inside their homes. Multiple agencies are assisting in the operation along with several k-9 units, and the Swat Team. The California Highway Patrol also has a helicopter patrolling the surrounding areas.
As for the injured deputy, he was airlifted to Saint Joseph Hospital in Eureka. He was released late Tuesday night.
Sheriff Mike Downey tells us he expects the deputy to make a full recovery.
The suspect, William Lloyd Nelson is described as a 55 years old, white male, 6’0” tall, 165 lbs with blue eyes and blondish strawberry colored hair. As of 11:30 Tuesday night, he had not been apprehended. If you have any information your asked to call 9-1-1.