CHP investigating incident after an altercation on State Route 299

Humboldt County, Ca., (KIEM) A black Range Rover and white Chevrolet Suburban were involved in an altercation on State Route 299 west of Willow Creek, Monday afternoon.

Witnesses report that a person in the range rover had stopped and allegedly fired a gun at the occupants of the suburban.

CHP officers and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, located one of the vehicles and conducted a felony stop after both vehicles, officials say, attempted to flee eastbound towards Willow Creek.

The driver of the range rover 31-year-old Christopher Canfield of Arcata, stopped his car and was arrested.

Officers located and seized a loaded handgun from canfield’s vehicle, the range rover.

Canfield was booked on several charges, including attempted murder and possession of a loaded firearm by a convicted felon.

The suburban was later located and stopped on Highway 299 in Trinity County.

The alleged injured victim was transported to Trinity Hospital in Weaverville.

The California Highway Patrol is continuing its investigation into this incident and asks anyone with information to call the Humboldt Area office at 707-822-5981 or email 

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