On 04-01-16, at approximately 2143 hrs, deputies responded to the area of Petrolia for a report of a gunshot victim. When deputies arrived on scene, personnel from Petrolia Fire &Rescue were performing life- saving efforts for the victim. The victim was flown to an area hospital for further treatment.
While on scene, deputies contacted 26 year old Brian Christiansen. Based on that investigation, Christiansen was arrested for PC 664/187- Attempted Murder, and PC 273.5(a) Willful infliction of Corporal Injury. Christiansen was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and his bail has been set at $500,000.
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
Mike Downey, Sheriff