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Suspects arrested in North Coast crossbow killing

EUREKA — A young homeless man and a 16-year-old girl were arrested Monday on suspicion of shooting two fellow transients, one fatally, with a crossbow off a coastal Northern California highway, authorities said.

Phoenix Triton King, 20, and the teen, whose name was not released because she is a minor, were found around the Friends of the Dunes nature center in Arcata after an intense manhunt.

Witnesses who saw the pair called police, and they surrendered after being spotted by a California Highway Patrol helicopter, the Humboldt County sheriff's office said in a statement. They were not armed when they were taken into custody.

Authorities had been searching for the pair after two men were attacked off state Highway 255 on Sunday.

Deputies responding to calls of an injured man on the shoulder of the road found a 41-year-old with an arrow in his hip and grazing wounds to his scalp and shin, sheriff's Lt. Dave Morey said. He was treated at a hospital and released.


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