Friday, August 25, 2017

UPDATE: Eureka Fatal Shooting Victim ID'd

Posted By on Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 9:32 PM

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UPDATE: The Eureka Police Department has identified the man
fatally shot in a residence in the 1300 block of Seventh Street as Frederick William Loftus, 58.

PREVIOUS: David Alan Kobak was arrested this evening after the 75-year-old allegedly shot and killed a man at a Eureka house before summoning police to the scene at around 6 p.m.

Police aren’t releasing the identity of the victim, who died at the scene of multiple gunshot wounds. According to a EPD press release, Kobak called police shortly after 6 p.m. to report that he’d just been involved in a shooting at a residence in the 1300 block of Seventh Street. Officers arrived to find Kobak cooperative, according to the release, and was arrested on suspicion of murder.

EPD’s investigation is ongoing. For more information, see EPD’s full press release below.

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