Monday, December 10, 2018

Last Week's Fatal Shooting Victim ID'd

Posted By on Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 1:51 PM

click to enlarge The shooting scene on State Route 36. - SUBMITTED
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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man fatally shot Dec. 7 on State Route 36 as Anthony Joseph Calderone of Trinity County. He was 47.

According to a brief release, his autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday but no other information on possible suspects or any arrests were included.

Calderone was found by deputies just before 3 a.m. after responding to reports of a car accident and a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to a previous release, Calderone’s truck was found with “damage consistent with a traffic collision” and another vehicle was located on Van Duzen Road which was “possibly involved.”

Find previous Journal coverage here.

Read today's HCSO release below:
The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a homicide occurring Dec. 7, 2018, as that of 47-year-old Anthony Joseph Calderone of Trinity County.

Calderone’s autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.

Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to contact Investigator Mark Peterson at (707) 445-7251.

A previous release from the HCSO:
On Dec. 7, 2018, at about 2:49 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of State Highway 36 near mile marker 43 for the report of a traffic collision and gunshot victim.

When deputies arrived on scene, they located a truck alongside the road with damage consistent with a traffic collision. Inside the vehicle, deputies located a 47-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

While continuing to investigate, Sheriff’s deputies located a second vehicle possibly involved in the collision on Van Duzen Road near Alton.

Sheriff’s investigators are currently in the process of interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence. This incident is being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to contact Investigator Mark Peterson at (707) 445-7251.
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