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Posted on: August 9, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Shawn Hof, Jr. Wanted for Attempting to Shoot CDFW Officer

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Office of the District Attorney - Maggie Fleming, District Attorney


August 9, 2017

The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office is sharing a recent California Department of Fish and Wildlife News Release in order to better inform citizens about this case.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife News Release

August 9th, 2017

Media Contacts

Lt. Chris Stoots, CDFW Law Enforcement, (916) 651-9982

*HCSO Tip Line 707-268-2539*

Shawn Eugene Hof, Jr. Wanted for Attempting to Shoot a CDFW Officer

A reward of up to $20,000 remains available for information leading to the arrest of Shawn Eugene Hof Jr., suspected of attempting to shoot a CDFW Officer in Aug 2016. Anyone with information in this case (#201604226), particularly the whereabouts of Hof, is encouraged to call either the CDFW Cal-TIP line at 888-334-2258, or the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Tip line at 707-268-2539.

The California Wildlife Officers Foundation, California Waterfowl Association, Defenders of Wildlife, Humane Society of the United States, Nature Conservancy, Sport fishing Alliance and private donors collaborated on the reward.  

On Sunday, August 21, 2016, at around 12:40 a.m., a wildlife officer from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) was patrolling in Carlotta, Humboldt County.  The wildlife officer saw a pickup truck with several occupants using spotlights on Redwood House Road near Highway 36.  The wildlife officer attempted an enforcement stop of the truck when the driver sped away. A pursuit ensued and a person, who was believed to be Hof, was in the rear of the truck and began shooting at the wildlife officer as they attempted to get away. The suspects crashed their vehicle into a tree off the road, then fled on foot into the woods and escaped.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Humboldt District Attorney’s Office assisted in the initial investigation into the shooting incident.  Through their investigation, they identified Hof as the suspect.   The Sheriff’s Office has obtained a $500,000 Ramey Warrant for Hof’s arrest.

Shawn Eugene Hof Jr. is described as 5’9’ tall, 150 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Picture of Suspect - Hof 2014

Picture of Suspect CA drivers license


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