On Thursday, November 19, 2015 at approximately 3:30 p.m. Detectives from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office arrested Keith Dewayne Giampapa, age 53, after a two month, intense, investigation. A Ramey Warrant was issued by a Humboldt County Superior Court Judge for PC664/187(a)- Attempted Murder; PC205- Mayhem; and PC246- Shoot at Inhabited Dwelling. Giampapa agreed to meet with investigators at the Sheriff’s Office and after an interview Giampapa was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for the above listed charges.
On Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at approximately 11:10 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a shooting victim stating he and another female victim had been shot on Wade Rd. in the Alderpoint area. Deputies arrived on scene along with medical personnel and the victims were airlifted to out of the area hospitals for major injuries. Deputies searched the crime scene and did not locate any other victims.
The suspect is still at large. Detectives are on scene to further investigate this incident.
This case has been assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division. Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.