SMITH RIVER, Calif. (KIEM) – Del Norte County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Timothy Strom as the suspect of a Smith River shooting, after his vehicle was located in Brookings, Oregon.
The incident occurred on the early morning of June 30 when Strom joined a subject known to the victim, at the victim’s residence.
Strom, unidentified at the time, reportedly threatened subjects at the residence and shot a firearm numerous times inside and outside of the residence.
Prior to law enforcement’s arrival, Strom fled northbound, initiating a be-on-the-lookout broadcast.
A Brookings Police Officer located Strom’s vehicle, unattended, and observed a firearm in the rear passenger area.
Per Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office request, the vehicle was towed and Strom was identified and interviewed.
Upon the search of the vehicle, a firearm described by the victim was located as well as a high capacity magazine.
The items were seized, a warrant was written and Strom was taken into custody without incident.
Strom is currently housed at the Curry County Jail awaiting extradition to the Del Norte County Jail.