Tuesday, 03 October 2023

Mendocino officials look for shooting suspect

COVELO – Authorities are looking for a man alleged to have been responsible for a shooting on Christmas.

The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office is searching for 30-year-old Eugene Winter Hawk of Covelo, according to a report from Lt. Rusty Noe.

Noe reported that Winter Hawk is wanted for allegedly attempting to murder a 17-year-old male from Covelo.

Mendocino Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a field behind 108 Yuki Boulevard in Covelo at 11:12 p.m. Thursday on the report of a shooting, Noe reported.

When they arrived the victim had been transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital via helicopter with a single gunshot wound to the upper chest, according to Noe.

Deputies located a crime scene that indicated there had been multiple subjects involved in a fight. Witness information revealed that during the fight Eugene Winter Hawk Lincoln pulled a gun of undetermined caliber and shot the victim one time.

Noe said the victim underwent surgery at Santa Rosa Memorial, was listed in stable condition and will survive.

Lincoln and the others suspected of fighting fled the scene and were not located.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Mendocino Sheriff's tip line at 467-9159.


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