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.
Shelters for Pawnee fire evacuees
Lower Lake High School, 9430 Lake St., Lower Lake, is the official shelter established for people evacuating from the Pawnee fire. It is equipped to handle animals.
The Clearlake Oaks Moose Lodge, 15900 E. Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks, is not authorized by the Office of Emergency Services but is also sheltering fire evacuees, mostly people in campers and RVs who want their animals with them.
There is an authorized Lake County animal services station in an open field at Highway 53 and Anderson Ridge Road in Lower Lake.