MENDOCINO Co., 4/11/17 -- A Laytonville man was shot in the arm during the course of being robbed, early this morning. His injuries are described as "non-life threatening."
According to a Mendocino County Sheriff's Office press release, at about 6:00am this morning the alleged robbers broke through a glass door at a residence in the 100 block of Mill Rd. near Laytonville, and proceeded to hold the man at gun point while demanding money and weed. The robbers are described as "three to five unknown African American adults males" in their 20s.
The victim's name and the location where he received medical treatment have not been disclosed.
The robbers allegedly took $7000, and several firearms, pistol whipped the resident, shot him in the arm, and disabled his car. He was able to get help and was taken to an undisclosed hospital for treatment.
The full press release:
DATE: "April 11, 2017"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
211 PC (Robbery)
245(a)(2) PC (Assault with a firearm)
100 block of Mill Road in Laytonville, CA
Date of Incident:
Adult Male (63 year-old male from Laytonville, CA
Sergeant Andrew Porter
On 04-11-2017 at approximately 7:00 AM Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a 911 call of a gunshot victim at a residence in the 100 block of Mill Road in Laytonville, California.
Deputies and medical personnel arrived and met with a victim who was a 63 year-old adult male.
The victim reported that earlier in the morning, at approximately 6:00 A.M. three to five unknown African American adults males entered into his residence by smashing a sliding glass door. The male suspects were armed with handguns and they held the victim at gunpoint while demanding money and marijuana.
The male suspects ransacked the residence searching for the sought after items and at some point pistol whipped the victim and shot him in the arm while trying to determine the whereabouts of the money and marijuana.
The male suspects ultimately disabled the victim's vehicle and left in an unknown direction in an unknown vehicle.
Taken during the robbery was approximately $7,000.00 in US currency and several firearms.
After the adult suspects fled, the victim was able to get to a nearby residence to request assistance as the suspects had also disabled his phone line.
The male suspects were described to be African American adult males, slim build with unknown height. They were described as being between the ages of 18 and 30 and were not known to the victim.
The victim was transported to an undisclosed hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries from the gunshot wound and the pistol whipping.
Anybody with information related to this case or who observed persons fitting the suspect's description in the area around the time of the robbery are encouraged to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office by calling (707) 463-4086, or the Tip Line at (707) 234-2100.
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten