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Fort Bragg man held on attempted murder charge

A 41-year-old Fort Bragg man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Saturday after he shot a man who intervened in a domestic incident with his girlfriend, sheriff's officials said.

The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said Joel David Humecky was involved in a fight with his girlfriend, whose name was not released, sometime before 5 a.m. on Saturday. She contacted a 42-year-old male friend, who came to her home in the 30000 block of Simpson Lane near Fort Bragg.

The friend found the woman outside in a vehicle. As they were talking, Humecky appeared and shot the man several times with a handgun before fleeing, Capt. Greg Van Patten said in a news release.

The woman transported her friend to Mendocino Coast District Hospital, where he was examined and then taken to a Santa Rosa-area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Deputies located Humecky around 11:30 a.m. at an apartment complex in Fort Bragg. He was arrested and taken to the Mendocino County Jail, where he was held in lieu of $250,000 bail.

In addition to attempted murder, he faces a charge of domestic violence battery.

Van Patten did not release the name of the male friend who was wounded.


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