HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CA (The Eureka Times-Standard) – The man suspected of shooting a three-year Humboldt County sheriff’s deputy in the left shoulder with a 12-gauge shotgun at a Ferndale dairy farm early Sunday morning was a Mexican national here illegally who was previously deported in 2015, according to Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal.
At a press conference Monday morning, Honsal said both the injured deputy, whose name is not being released at this time, and the suspect Hugo Parral-Aguirre, 30, are in stable condition and are no longer in the hospital. Hugo had three gunshot wounds after two deputies returned fire, Honsal said.
Honsal said the outcome was “very lucky” because the female deputy who was shot could have been killed if the shot had struck her a few inches away.
This is the second law enforcement officer who was shot this year in Humboldt County. Humboldt State University police officer Louis Altic was wounded by a gunshot on Sept. 9 at the Arcata Plaza by suspect Ervin Eugene Sweat Jr., who was killed when officers returned fire, according to previous information from the Arcata Police Department.
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