MENDOCINO CO., 6/07/17 - Raymond White of Point Arena was killed yesterday after an shooting match inside a Point Arena residence, after White allegedly attempted to murder his estranged wife at the residence of the man she was dating, according to a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office press release. Sheriff’s deputies arrived after the shoot-out occurred and conducted an investigation into White’s death. White was charged with attempted murder due to allegedly threatening to shoot his estranged wife, which reportedly led to the shoot-out between him and the man who shot him.
The press release makes no mention of any possible charges against White’s shooter, the resident of the house where the incident took place. MCSO is still seeking information about the incident.
The confrontation occurred in the 43000 block of Eureka Hill Road in Point Arena on June 6. According to the press release, White, a 37 year old Point Arena man, arrived at the residence of his estranged wife’s current boyfriend and confronted the 32 year old Point Arena woman in the driveway. At this point, he “physically assaulted his estranged wife and threatened to shoot her with a handgun, which he had brought to the residence,” the release states. White then allegedly forced his way into the residence.
The resident and current boyfriend, a 43 year old Point Arena man, told MCSO that he had heard a commotion in the driveway and armed himself. When White forced his way into the residence, he and the resident both fired multiple rounds, resulting in White’s death from multiple gunshot wounds. The resident subsequently called MCSO, and deputies arrived around 6:30 pm. They found White deceased and then conducted an investigation into the shooting, during which the shooter explained to deputies what had occurred. From the information in the press release, it appears that White was posthumously charged with attempted homicide.
MCSO is still seeking any information about the shooting — if you know something, please call them at 707-463-4086 (Dispatch) or 707-234-2100 (Tip Line). You can see the full press release below:
664/187 PC (Attempted murder)
43000 block Eureka Hill Road in Point Arena, CA
Date of Incident:
Adult Female (32 years-old from Point Arena, CA)
Adult Male (43 years-old from Point Arena, CA)
Raymond J. White (37 year-old male Point Arena, CA)
Detective Sergeant Andrew Porter
On 06-06-2017 at approximately 6:34 PM, a caller contacted the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center to report being involved in a shooting at his residence located in the 43000 block of Eureka Hill Road in Point Arena, California.
The caller, a 43 year-old male, reported he was in his residence when Raymond J. White arrived and the pair engaging in a shooting that ultimately resulted in the White's death.
Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and subsequently confirmed White's death.
Mendocino County Sheriff's Detectives and investigators from the Mendocino County District Attorney's Office responded to conduct investigations into White's death.
The investigation revealed White arrived at the 43 year-old male's residence and contacted his estranged wife (32 year-old female) in the driveway. During the contact, White physically assaulted his estranged wife and threatened to shoot her with a handgun which he had brought to the residence.
White subsequently forced his way into the front of the residence while armed with the handgun.
The 43 year-old male hearing the commotion in the driveway earlier, armed himself with a handgun.
After White forced entry into the residence, the 43 year-old male encountered White.
The pair fired multiple rounds at each other resulting in White sustaining multiple gunshot wounds and dying as a result.
Initial information collected by investigators indicates the 43 year-old male and White's estranged wife where involved in a dating relationship at the time of the shooting incident.
This investigation is still ongoing and any persons with knowledge of this incident are encouraged to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office by calling 707-463-4086 (Dispatch) or 707-234-2100 (Tip Line).
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten