On Oct. 23, 2022, at about 3:43 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 500 block of State Highway 96 in Willow Creek for the report of a gunshot victim.
Deputies arrived in the area and located a deceased juvenile male with what appeared to be a gunshot wound.
The suspect was located and admitted to shooting the victim during an altercation, 24-year-old Peter Nathaniel Norton, was determined to be the suspect responsible for the victim’s death. Norton was arrested and is booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of homicide (PC 187).
This case is still under investigation. There is no perceived threat to the community at this time.
The victim’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification.
Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.
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Peter Nathaniel Norton Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility