Attackers Arrested in Crossbow Killing

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

UPDATE FROM HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CA - On 09-09-13, approximately 3:15 p.m. both suspects in the below case were taken into custody. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from citizens who reported a possible sighting of the suspects in the area of the “Friends of the Dunes”. A California Highway Patrol helicopter along with the Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons And Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team and Sheriff’s Detectives responded to the scene. The helicopter spotted the suspects and ordered them to surrender which they did. The S.W.A.T. Team was directed to the suspects by the helicopter. The SWAT Team took them into custody without incident. The suspects were unarmed.


EUREKA, Calif. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies in Northern California are looking for a man and 16-year-old girl suspected of shooting two transients, one fatally, with a crossbow.

Humboldt County Sheriff's Lt. Dave Morey says deputies responded to a report of an injured man on the side of a road in Eureka around 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Deputies found the 41-year-old male victim suffering from three crossbow injuries. He was treated and released at a hospital.

The second victim, a 44-year-old man, was found dead nearby. He had suffered a single arrow shot to the face. Neither victim has been identified.

Morey identified the male suspect as 20-year-old Phoenix Triton King. The girl's identity was not released.

Morey says it appears King and the girl, also transients, suspected the two men had stolen from their transient camp.

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